|What||When and Where|
|Lectures||Mon/Wed 13h00–13h50; Foellinger Auditorium|
|Labs||Per-section, see below; L416 Digital Computer Laboratory|
|Class forum||Piazza Sign up » Frequently Asked Questions|
|Spreadsheet||LibreOffice » Google Docs » Microsoft Office Live »|
|Python||Run online » Install (3.6) » Practice »|
|MATLAB||Run online » Install MATLAB » Practice »|
i>clicker. Register your i>clicker on Compass.
Attendance will be counted starting January 29.
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
Although I encourage acquiring a hard copy of them to both support the author and provide an annotatable resource, you should at a minimum have ready access to the digital copy via an on-campus connexion.
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 the course add deadline; these are due on Wednesday, January 31).
Labs are due at the end of your lab section.
N.B. Most links to materials are not available ahead of their corresponding lecture.
|Section||Date & Time||TA|
|AYA||Mon 09h00–10h50||Julie Chen|
|AYB||Mon 11h00–12h50||Julie Chen|
|AYC||Mon 15h00–16h50||Rucha Kulkarni|
|AYD||Tue 09h00–10h50||Arnav Mishra|
|AYE||Tue 11h00–12h50||Xiaofo Yu|
|AYF||Tue 13h00–14h50||Lunan Li|
|AYG||Tue 15h00–16h50||Arnav Mishra|
|AYH||Wed 09h00–10h50||Hong Cheng|
|AYI||Wed 11h00–12h50||Shubham Jain|
|AYJ||Wed 15h00–16h50||Guangyuan Wang|
|AYK||Thu 09h00–10h50||Hong Cheng|
|AYL||Thu 11h00–12h50||Xiaofo Yu|
|AYM||Thu 13h00–14h50||Lunan Li|
|AYN||Thu 15h00–16h50||Rucha Kulkarni|
|AYO||Fri 09h00–10h50||Shekar Brahma|
|AYP||Fri 11h00–12h50||Shubham Jain|
|AYQ||Fri 13h00–14h50||Guangyuan Wang|
|AYR||Fri 15h00–16h50||Shekar Brahma|
Office hours will begin on January 29.
|Component||Means||Fraction of Total||Grade Basis|
|Exams||Computer-Based Testing Facility||20%||6 total (
|Homework||online||24%||14 total (
|Labs||in EWS lab||24%||13 total (
|Quizzes||online||12%||29 total (
The official course gradebook is on Compass, but the grade for many materials may be found here before it is copied over there. 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.
|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 email@example.com. 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).