TEXT: Introduction to the Theory of Computation by Sipser. Get the latest available printing, probably the second.
You are expected to read material BEFORE it is lectured on. The syllabus tells you what to expect in lecture.
We will quickly go over Chapter 0 (mostly review) to be sure everyone has had the background material. The course will cover
GRADING AND EXAMS:
|15%||homework||due weekly in section (NO LATE HW)|
|20%||1st midterm||4th week on Fri. 4/28 in WLH 2005|
9th week on Wed. 5/31 in
WLH 2205 for Section 1 and
WLH 2113 for Section 2
8AM Tuesday 6/13 in
WLH 2204 for Section 1 and
WLH 2205 for Section 2
Q: I did poorly on the
____ "hour" exam, but I did well on everything else. Does
this mess up my grade?
A: Probably not. When I assign course grades, I try to take into account the fact that someone may have had a bad day on ONE of the two "hour" exams.
Q: I did well on my exams but had trouble with homework because it takes me time to learn the material.
A: If you did the homework, but did much poorer on it than on the exams, I'll make allowances.
Q: I did well on my exams, but never bothered to do any homework. Does this mess up my grade?
A: Probably. The homework is 15% of your grade.
Q: I didn't understand some material in Chapter ___ at first, so I did poorly on that homework. What can I do?
A: The lowest homework grade is dropped.
Q: Can I be excused from homework ___ because of ___?
A: Homework is excused for reasons similar to those which allow you to get an incomplete in a course; e.g. health problems. The lowest homework (which is zero for a missing homework) is dropped.