CS 577: Introduction to Algorithms

    Fall 2006


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      Both exams are closed book and closed notes.
    • Midterm (25%). T 10/24 11:05 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. (in class). Solutions
    • Final (30%). M 12/18 12:25 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

    Grading Policy

    • The points distribution for final grades is as follows: homeworks (45%), midterm (25%), final (30%), class participation (3% bonus).
    • There will be two long (1 & 2) and seven short (3a - 6a) graded homeworks. The long homeworks are worth twice as much (roughly 8 points each) as the short homeworks (roughly 4 points each).
    • Lateness policy. Each homework is due at the beginning of the lecture on the due date. Each student is allowed to submit one homework up to two days late with prior permission of the instructor and will receive up to 50% credit for the late submission. Solutions to homeworks will be posted promptly on the due date. Students submitting their homework late are allowed to look at the solutions, but must understand them and write them out on their own. In cases of doubt, the student may be asked to present his/her solution orally to the instructor or TA.
    • Class participation. We expect all students to participate in the discussions in class and ask questions. Bonus marks (up to 3%) will be awarded at the discretion of the instructor to students who participate constructively in class.

Last modified: Fri Aug 18 2006