Department of Computer Science
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Organisation: CS course number: 01:198:206, Sections 01, 02, HN.

Instructor: Alexander Schliep, Hill 264, (848) 445-7286, Please start your subject field with CS206 to avoid the spam filter.
TA (Section 01, 02): John Wiedenhoeft, Hill 270, Please start your subject field with CS206 to avoid the spam filter.
TA (Grading): Amey Bhangale

Days, Times and Rooms:

Note: there will be no recitations the first week

Office Hours:

Prerequisites: 01:198:205 or 14:332:202; 01:640:152. Please note that courses for which a student has received a grade of D cannot be used to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Description: Provides the background in combinatorics and probability theory required in design and analysis of algorithms, in system analysis, and in other areas of computer science.

Grading: Weekly assignments, 1 or 2 tests, final exam, occasional quizzes, active participation using the iclicker.

iclicker We will use the iclicker (first model with multiple choice answers A-E suffices). The web clicker is not acceptable.

Group work

Students are encouraged to form study groups and to collaborate on homework assignments. All homework submissions must clearly list students who collaborated on the assignment. The collaboration on homework should be limited to understanding the problem and developing a path to solving the problem. Students are expected to write up their individual solutions and be able to explain them in full detail. The TA and instructor will ask students to explain their solutions. Failure to do so will be viewed as a violation of the academic integrity policy and may be subject to disciplinary action. E.g., if you copy something it is still cheating, if you discuss a problem with other students you are fine.

Textbook: Sheldon Ross: A first course in Probability (Prentice Hall, 8th edition). Earlier editions are quite similar.

Rules for Midterm and Final:

Academic Integrity:

The rules and regulations about academic integrity as outlined on apply. Please familiarize yourself with them.

Student Absence Reporting:

Students are expected to attend all recitations; if you expect to miss one or two classes, please use the University absence reporting website to indicate the date and reason for your absence. An email is automatically sent to me.

Audio/Video Recording

Students may not use audio or video devices to record classroom lectures or discussions.

Students with special needs who wish to use recording devices must present a signed Letter of Accommodation from the Office of Disability Services. See: How Do I Request Accommodations?

Students found in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action under the University’s Code of Student Conduct.

Course Website: Further information about the course and course materials will be published for course participants on the Sakai website.