Fall 2006

CMSC 351 - INTRODUCTION TO ALGORITHMS

* EXAM II MAY BE PICKED UP IN AVW 3259 THURSDAY BETW 11am and 1pm; FRIDAY BETW NOON and 2pm; and MONDAY BETW 1pm and 2pm.

* FINAL EXAM TUESDAY DEC 19, 1:30-3:30, CSI 1115 (regular classroom)

LECTURES:

Dr. Perlis Tu/Th 12:30 - 01:45 CSI 1115

HONOR CODE:

We take the Code of Academic Integrity and the University of Maryland Student Honor Pledge (``I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment/examination'') very seriously. For details, see Code and Pledge. Our policy is that ``authorized'' assistance includes talking together about assignments and approaches to them, but *not* writing up with assistance or collaboration on---or with access to another's---actual final materials to hand in.

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OFFICE HOURS and EMAIL:

The room CSI 3118 has been reserved from 4:45pm to 7:45pm every Tuesday of the semester, starting September 5. If you have questions about the course material you may show up during that time and a Teaching Assistant will be there to help you. This session may also be used as an unofficial recitation session, where the TAs may present additional exercises for students to practice. If you have questions at another time and/or cannot attend this session, please send your questions by email to the TAs or to Dr. Perlis at any time. You can also see Dr. Perlis every Monday between 1pm and 2pm, and every Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm.
Dr. D. Perlis perlis@cs.umd.edu Mon 1:00-2:00pm and
Tues 2:00pm-4:00pm
AVW 3259
Azarakhsh Malekian malekian@cs.umd.edu MohammadReza Ghodsi mghodsi@gmail.com Tues 4:45-7:45pm CSI 3118

TEXT:

The official text for this course is:

ALGORITHMS, by Dasgupta, Papadimitriou, and Vazirani (McGraw-Hill, 2006)

It probably will not be available until late-September. Extensive lecture notes will be posted on the web, and the lectures will tend to stay pretty close to what is in the notes (or, the notes will tend to evolve to reflect what is presented in the lectures).

EXAMS:

There will be two midterms exams and a final exam. If you miss a midterm exam, it will DROPPED from your grade. THERE WILL BE NO MAKEUP EXAMS!!!

HOMEWORK POLICY:

Homework assignments will be found on the web. Homeworks are due AT THE START OF CLASS on the day indicated, and LATE OR MAKEUP HOMEWORKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!! Of the eleven assignments, the lowest score will be dropped. Graded homeworks will be available for pickup at any of the various (TA and instructor) office hours on Mondays and Tuesdays.

GRADE SCHEME (approximate):

HW 20%. The exam grades will be calculated as the max of (a) both midterms count (for 25% each) together with the final for 30%, or (b) only the higher midterm grade counts (for 30%) together with the final exam grade for 50%.


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