0368.3464.01 Course Policy
- Lectures will commence at 17:10 precisely.
There will be a 15 minute break between 18:15 and 18:30.
The lecture will be over by 19:40.
- Lecture attendance is mandatory!
Students who do not attend most of the lectures will not be allowed to take the final exam.
If the lecturer perceives low attendance, then mandatory signing of an attendance list will be instituted
(please help avoid this inconvenience by voluntarily attending regularly).
- Always check the course web site
before coming to class. There will be updated information regarding
material to be covered, homework exercises, and last minute notices.
- The official course text is DSPCSP.
There are multiple copies in the library and two copies will be reserved.
Since semester is not enough time to cover the entire book,
the precise (sub)sections covered are listed on the course web site.
Please read the chapter material as needed.
- Homework assignments will be posted on the web site,
but handing them in is not mandatory.
Assignments are designed to coax you into reading over the
material in the book (which is a good idea anyway).
From past experience, course grade positively correlates with
time spent solving the homework exercises.
- Active participation is encouraged and influences the material covered.
If you must miss a lecture, read the appropriate chapter in the text.
Demonstrations performed in class will be available on the
book web site.
- The final exam will be closed-book,
but the precise format has not yet been decided.
- I do not have office hours at the university (or even an office for that matter).
Contact me via email - if need be we will set up a time to talk.
Please do not hesitate to email me if you have questions regarding
the subject matter. However, please also take into account that I receive
over 500 emails per day, and so my answer may sometimes be a bit delayed.
- N.B. As you probably know I am not on the regular university staff
(i.e., I have a real job).
So why do go to the considerable effort to teach these courses and write textbooks?
First, because I enjoy teaching,
Second, because I think the subject matter is not being optimally taught by others.
Third, because I want to teach you useful subjects that will influence your life
(yes, that explains my long digressions into topics
not normally considered part of the course material).
I want the course to be as interesting, as useful, and as enjoyable as possible
(that explains some of the jokes).
Your feedback as to the attaining of these goals would be appreciated!
In particular, please fill in the feedback form when requested by the university.