Math 188   (DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS) Spring 2000

Help with math:   reading math    definitions   "if ... then" and negation   proofs
MEETING TIMES:

• Lecture:  MWF 8AM in Center 113  moving to AP&M 2402 as of Friday 4/21/00
• Hour Exams:  Still in Center 113
• Discussion:  Th 1:25 (A01), 2:30 (A02), 3:35 (A03), 4:40 (A04) in WLH 2110
• Office Hours:
Prof: Ed Bender email  AP&M 6111  Finals Week:  M 7-10 AM,  Tu 11:30-2 PM
TAs: Robert Ellis (Sections 1 and 4) email  AP&M 2226  Hours: Mon. 1-2, Tues. 1-2 & Wed. 2-3
Nick Loehr (Section 2) email AP&M 2325  Hours: Mon. 9:30-10:30 & Wed. 9:30-10:30

TEXT:  Foundations of Algorithms  by Neapolitan and Naimipour
You are expected to read material BEFORE it is lectured on.

You can step through some of the algorithms in the text by going to http://students.ceid.upatras.gr/~papagel/, clicking on "Algorithms Tutoring Web Page", and choosing an algorithm. (Thanks to Long Huynh, 188 student, Spring 2000.)

Late homework is normally not accepted.
You may discuss homework, but the writeup should be your own.
Exams are closed book except for one page of notes (both sides) for 2nd and final.
Calculators are allowed.
 15% homework due weekly in section (NO LATE HW) 20% 1st  midterm 4th week on Wed. 4/26 in Center 113 25% 2nd midterm 8th on Fri. 5/26 in Center 113 40% final exam 8AM Wed. 6/14 in TBA

My old exams and solutions.

Q: Wht is the purpose of the course? (Seldom asked, but a good question to ask in any course.)
A: This is explained briefly in the notes on the text.
Q:
I did poorly on the ____ "hour" exam, but I did well on everything else. Does this mess up my grade?
A: Probably not.  When I assign course grades, I try to take into account the fact that someone may have had a bad day on ONE of the two "hour" exams.
Q: I did well on my exams but had trouble with homework because it takes me time to learn the material.
A: If you did the homework, but did much poorer on it than on the exams, I'll make allowances.
Q: I did well on my exams, but never bothered to do any homework. Does this mess up my grade?