**Math 188** (**DESIGN
AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS) Spring 2000**

**Important links: ** **Schedule Homework** Notes on the text **Academic Integrity**
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.)

**GRADING AND EXAMS:**
**Academic Integrity
Guidelines**

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?

**A:** Probably. The homework
is 15% of your grade.

**Q:** I didn't understand
some material in Chapter ___ at first, so I did poorly on that
homework. What can I do?

**A:** The lowest homework grade
is dropped.

**Q:** Can I be excused from homework
___ because of ___?

**A:** Homework is excused for
reasons similar to those which allow you to get an incomplete
in a course; e.g. health problems. The lowest homework (which
is zero for a missing homework) is dropped.