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4.1 Preliminary Proposal
4.2 Final Proposal
4.3 Final Project

4 Project

Students will more deeply explore a relevant topic of their interest as part of project undertaken the latter portion of the class. Students should meet with the instructor to agree on the basic direction of their project, and ultimately produce a 1-page plan to be approved by the instructor. The timeline for meeting and proposal are given above.

We are open to any proposal that arguably deepens the student’s knowledge. Depending on the scope of the project, projects with 2-3 students are also allowed. Here are several categories of project that would acceptable:

4.1 Preliminary Proposal

Due 10/31/2017 at Midnight

The proposal should be 2 pages at most, and should describe what you want to do and include a timeline indicating when you expect to accomplish particular milestones. We will provide comments on this preliminary proposal by Nov. 2.

You should submit the proposal in the form of a PDF via the submit server.

4.2 Final Proposal

Due 11/07/2017 at Midnight

Revise your preliminary proposal according to the comments provided.

4.3 Final Project

Due 12/07/2017 at Midnight

The final project writeup should be between 6 and 10 pages, depending on the nature of the project. The project submission should also include any other materials produced while carrying out the project, e.g. problem sets completed, code written, proofs mechanized, etc.