|What||When and Where|
|Lectures||Mon/Wed 11h00–11h50; Foellinger Auditorium|
|Labs||Per-section, see below; L416 Digital Computer Laboratory|
|Class forum||Piazza Sign up »|
|Spreadsheet||LibreOffice » Google Docs » Microsoft Office Live »|
|Python||Run online » Install (3.6) » Practice »|
|MATLAB||Run online » Install MATLAB » Install Octave » Practice »|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
i>clicker. Register your i>clicker on Compass.
Attendance will be counted starting September 11.
We will rely on two textbooks throughout the semester:
Hans Petter Langtangen, A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python, 5th ed. (2016). ISBN: 9783662498866.
Stormy Attaway, MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, 4th ed. (2016) ISBN: 9780128045251
Assignments such as quizzes and homeworks are due at 10 p.m. on the date indicated on the calendar (with the exception of materials assigned before Sep. 11).
Labs are due at the end of your lab section.
|Section||Date & Time||TA|
|AYA||Mon 13h00–14h50||Unnat Jain|
|AYB||Mon 15h00–16h50||Unnat Jain|
|AYC||Mon 17h00–18h50||Lunan Li|
|AYD||Tue 09h00–10h50||Paul Rosero|
|AYE||Tue 11h00–12h50||Yihan Gao|
|AYF||Tue 13h00–14h50||Hong Cheng|
|AYG||Tue 15h00–16h50||Hong Cheng|
|AYH||Wed 13h00–14h50||Shubham Jain|
|AYI||Wed 15h00–16h50||Xiaoming Zhao|
|AYJ||Wed 17h00–18h50||Lunan Li|
|AYK||Thu 09h00–10h50||Yihan Gao|
|AYL||Thu 11h00–12h50||Xiaoming Zhao|
|AYM||Thu 13h00–14h50||Paul Rosero|
|AYN||Thu 15h00–16h50||Hsiaoching Chang|
|AYO||Fri 09h00–10h50||Shubham Jain|
|AYP||Fri 11h00–12h50||Hsiaoching Chang|
|AYQ||Fri 13h00–14h50||Julie Chen|
|AYR||Fri 15h00–16h50||Julie Chen|
|Component||Means||Fraction of Total||Grade Basis|
|Attendance||i>clickers||20%||Participation-based; will excuse six (1% each)|
|Exams||Computer-Based Testing Facility||20%||6 total; will drop one lowest (4% each)|
|Homework||online||24%||14 total; will drop two lowest (2% each)|
|Labs||in EWS lab||24%||13 total; will drop one lowest (2% each)|
|Quizzes||online||12%||29 total; will drop five lowest (½% each)|
Graded materials that are completed on this website (flows like quizzes and homeworks) can be viewed on your student gradebook from the menu at the top of the page. Exams, labs and participation points are available in Compass. Exceptional assignments (with odd grading) like
quiz04 are on Compass as well.
|Letter Grade||Range||Letter Grade||Range||Letter Grade||Range|
Students should attend the lecture and lab section for which they registered, or they will receive a zero for that lecture attendance or lab. Several assignments will be dropped in each category, and exams are available over several days. Taken together, this means that almost no exceptions should need to be made for absences. Permitted exceptional absences require proof of overriding considerations. Official proof of absence need to be in forms of doctor's note or letter provided by an authority that clearly states that the purpose of the letter is to prove absence; examples include a doctor's note, notice of travel from an athletic team, etc.; religious or DRES-based exemptions should be handled as directed in their respective policy sections on this website. Special events may be taken into consideration only if we are contacted at least 72 hours in advance. In these exceptional cases, to request an absence, students shall email course administration firstname.lastname@example.org. If the request is for a lab absence, the TA of the lab section should also be cc'd.
When a student has a permitted absence for lab, make-up labs will be arranged. Make-up labs will be held in office hours under supervision of a course TA.
Cheating not only robs you of an opportunity to learn, it also devalues your peers' hard work. Because of this, we take cheating very seriously in this course. The first case of cheating will result in a zero on the assignment or exam. The second case of cheating will result in a zero for the course. We will also report instances of cheating to the college and to your department.
Plagiarism is also very easy to detect in a programming class. Do not take shortcuts. Always do your own work. Note that we encourage discussion on course content. However, please write answers/codes to homework and lab assignments on your own (unless in some labs when you are instructed by your TA to complete assignments in pairs or groups).
Although an unpleasant evantuality to ponder, the truth is that we are at the center of campus and if anything ever happens during the day it will likely be near Foellinger Auditorium. The Run–Hide–Fight policy outlines what we should do as an aggregate body in the event of an attack occurring on campus; viz., run (escape the building), hide (hide within the building or nearby), or fight (if possible). The emergency plan for Foellinger Auditorium includes evacuation to the southwest corner of the building (please note that the second page is the ground floor).