CSC 340 Algorithms (3.00)
Design and analysis of algorithms. Classification of algorithms by time and space complexity. Algorithm design techniques such as divide and conquer, the greedy method, and dynamic programming. NP-complete problems and approximation algorithms. Introduction to parallel algorithms. Programming may be required. Repeats CSC 440. Prereqs: CSC 210, CSC 230.
My office is in Carnegie Hall 311 B. You can stop by in person, or call my office at 630-637-5174. If I am not at the office and you need immediate attention, you can call me at home at 630-759-2110. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fall term office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00- 6:00 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm.
I can also see you by appointment.
The class textbook is Richard E. Neapolitan, Foundations of Algorithms, Fifth Edition, Jones and Bartlett, 2015
|1||Foundational Concepts||Chapter 1|
|2||Divide and Conquer||Chapter 2|
|3||Dynamic Programming||Chapter 3|
|5||Greedy Algorithms||Chapter 4|
|6||Number-Theoretical Algorithms||Chapter 11|
|8||Introduction to NP Completeness and Parallel Algorithms||Chapters 9 and 12|
Schedule of In-class Quizzes and Tests
All tests and quizzes will be on Thursdays unless otherwise announced.
|Class Event||Date||Percent Weight|
|Quiz 1||Week 2||5%|
|Test 1||Week 4||12.5%|
|Quiz 2||Week 5||5%|
|Quiz 3||Week 7||5%|
|Test 2||Week 8||12.5%|
|Final Exam||Week 11||20%|
In addition to the tests, there will be a number of homework/ programming assignments. These will will count for 40% of the course grade. They will be designed to help you understand course concepts and prepare you for the in-class quizzes and tests. Some of the tests and quizzes may involve writing short programs based on the concepts covered in lectures and in the programming assignments.
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All assignments and projects should be turned in by midnight on the day due. A 10% penalty will be assessed on projects turned in late, but in general this penalty will not be levied if the assignment is turned in before I have completed grading the batch of assignments to which it belongs. No assignment/project turned in after the due date for the next assignment/project will be graded. I will make an exception to this rule for students who have been coming to see me for help, where I judge that the student is reasonably close to getting the assignment or project done.
Policy on Missed Quizzes and TestsIn-class tests and quizzes missed without a legitimate excuse cannot be made up. If you have to miss quiz or test (for some legitimate reason) please let me know at least a week before and I will make arrangements for a make up. In the event some unexpected reason beyond your control prevents you from being in class on the day of a test, contact me as soon as possible by phone or email to arrange a make up.