SI433: ADVANCED COMPUTER ALGORITHMS, SPRING 2001
DR. CHRISTOPHER BROWN
Assistant Professor Christopher W. Brown,
- Web-Based Material
The course homepage is at
and you are responsible for information and assignments that are
posted on this page.
Introduction to Algorithms, Cormen, Leiserson and Rivest,
McGraw Hill, 1993.
- Extra Instruction
You are strongly encouraged to come in for extra instruction (EI)
when you are having trouble with material. You may schedule EI in
advance or you may simply drop by and, if I'm available, I'll
help you. I'm willing to try to answer questions via e-mail and
phone, but for many problems face-to-face is more appropriate, so
my response to an e-mail question may be ``Come in and see me.''
The break-down on your final grades will be:
- 30%: Final Exam The final exam will be cumulative,
but will emphasize the last 4 weeks of the course.
- 30%: 6-Week and 12-Week Exams
- 30%: Projects 1, 2, and 3 Projects will be due by
close of business on the date stated. I will assume that any
project that is in my hands, under my office door, or in my
mailbox by the time I arrive the next morning satisfied the
previous day's ``Close of Business'' deadline. Any late project
submitted days after the project deadline will automatically
have points deducted.
- 10%: Homework You can pretty much expect to have
homework assigned after every class. Unless otherwise stated,
homework will always be due at the beginning of the following
class period, and late homeworks will not be accepted. Homeworks
will be graded either 100, 50, or 0, depending on whether or not
I deem sufficient effort has been given.
- All work on exams must be completely your own. No
references are allowed unless explicitly specified by me.
- You may collaborate as much as you like on
homework, but the actual pencil-to-paper or fingers-to-keyboard
effort must be your own.
- You may not consult with any person but me concerning
projects. Projects are tools for learning as well as assessment,
and this may cause students to see collaboration as a bit of a
moral gray area. Therefore, I reiterate: No collaboration on
projects is allowed. I am the only person you may consult with, and
I strongly encourage you to do so if you are having trouble.
A Capstone Paper and Presentation (refer to
for requirements) must be completed in order to receive a passing
grade for this course. The exact rules governing the effects of the
Capstone requirement on grading for this course are described in the
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