You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00- 5:00 pm in the part-timers office, by appointment.
The following text book is required.
This weekly schedule is tentative and is subject to change as the term progresses.
|1||0, 2||Course Introduction, Big O, Divide and Conquer|
|2||3, 4||Graph Search|
|4||Branch and Bound Algorithms|
|5||6||Dynamic Programming I|
|6||6||Dynamic Programming II|
|8||5||Paths in Graphs|
|9||7||Linear Programming and Network Flows|
|10||8, 9||Introduction to NP Complete Problems|
Schedule of In-class Quizzes and Tests
All tests and quizzes will be on Thursdays unless otherwise announced. The exception is Quiz 1, which will be on Tuesday.
|Class Event||Date||Percent Weight|
|Quiz 1||Week 2||5%|
|Quiz 2||Week 3||5%|
|Test 1||Week 5||12.5%|
|Test 2||Week 8||12.5%|
|Final Exam||Week 11||25%|
In addition to the tests, there will be a number of homework/ programming assignments. These will account 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 questions on quizzes and tests may be open book so be sure to always bring your notes and text books.
All homework /projects must be submitted through the K drive. All homework must be typed: no hand-written work will be graded.
All assignments and programming (implementation) projects should be turned in by midnight on the day due. A 10% penalty will be assessed on (implementation) projects turned in late, but in general this penalty will not be levied if the project is turned in before I have started grading the batch of implementation projects. to which it belongs.
No implementation project turned in after the due date for the implementation project will be graded.
The exception to the above policy is the last implementation project, which must be turned in on the due date to be graded.
Homework assignments that are not implementation projects must be turned in on the due date. No late homework assignments will be accepted.
Policy on Missed Quizzes and Tests
In-class tests and quizzes missed without a legitimate excuse cannot be made up. If you have to miss a 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.
Ethics Policy / Academic Dishonesty.
No student should turn in for grading work that has been done by someone else, or work on which they have received help but which they do not understand. Any work turned in by a student will be considered to have been plagiarized if the student can not explain it when requested to do so by the instructor. It will also be considered to have been plagiarized if there is clear evidence that the work has been copied from another source, even if the student can explain it.