Fall 2005
Instructor | Rick Statman | Victor Adamchik |
statman@cs.cmu.edu | adamchik@cs.cmu.edu | |
Office | 7214 Wean Hall | 5121 Wean Hall |
Office Hours | TWR: | M-Th 3:30pm - 4:30pm |
TA | Avi Gavlovski | Bayer , R | Shah , A | Michael Klipper |
Recitation | G | H | I | J |
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Days | Lect/Sec | Time | Room | |
Lecture | M-W-F | Lec. 3 | 02:30pm - 03:20pm | WEH 75000 |
Recitation | W | Sec. G | 09:30am - 10:20am | WEH 8427 |
Sec. H | 10:30am - 11:20pm | SH 220 | ||
Sec. I | 08:30pm - 09:20pm | DH 1209 | ||
Sec. J | 1:30pm - 2:20pm | PH A21 |
Gilbert and Vanstone, An Introduction to Mathematical Thinking, Pearson Prentice Hall 2005. ISBN # 0-13-184-868-2.
Participation in this course consists of the following activities
- Attending and participating in lectures and recitations
- Reading the lecture notes
- Reading the textbook
- Carrying out homework assignments
- Taking the tests
- Discussing appropriate aspects of course content with other students
- Staying up to date on announcements on the bboard
Attendance is strongly encouraged. You will be responsible for all materials presented in lectures. You should not expect that all lecture materials will be given to you in written form, nor should you expect that lectures will be drawn form the textbook.
The homework assignments is critical part of the course. Experience has shown that concepts are best learned by direct engagement---in our case by applying them to example problems. Each homework problem will be discussed in recitation before the student is expected to write up a solution and turn it in for grading.The TA is also responsible for grading and returning the homework in an expeditious manner and for posting the scores on the blackboard website. TA's may have grading help from undergraduate graders. The deadline for each assignment is on Friday at 4:30pm. Late homework is not accepted but partial credit is given; so, turn in what you have done by the due date and time.
Of course, we expect students to discuss the problems together and share portions of correct solutions. Indeed, we encourage you to discuss problems among yourselves and to work together if possible. However, each student is responsible for understanding the solutions he or she writes down and turns in, and the best measure of this is that.
There will be five 50-minute tests given in recitation. Each test consists of two problems or one two-part problem.
The final exam is 3 hour long and will consist of 5 problems.The final exam schedule is not determined until later in the semester. An early/makeup final exam, probably given on a reading day, will be arranged as early as possible toward the end of the semester. It will not be manditory and any student enrolled in the course can take the regularly scheduled final. The early final is available to anyone who has a good reason for not taking the scheduled final.If you are interested in the early final you should read the file
Course Assignments | Weights |
Final test | 20% |
Tests | 40% |
Homeworks | 40% |
Final Grade | Final Course Percentage |
A | 90 and over |
B | 80 - 89.99 |
C | 65 - 79.99 |
D | 60 - 64.99 |
R | less than 60 |
Last updated Monday, August 29, 2005
Victor S. Adamchik,
Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. |