Course Logistics and Grading
- Lectures will be made available weekly, for a total of six weeks. In a given week, there will generally be 120-150 minutes of required material, plus additional optional material (some review, some advanced topics).
- On the right side of the lectures you can find PDFs of the slides.
- You can download the .mov file format of the lectures for offline viewing.
- Each week (Monday at 12:00 AM PST) there will be a new problem set and a new programming assignment.
- The "soft deadline" is generally 14 days later (11:59 PM PDT on the second Sunday). Around the holidays some deadlines are extended (see the Syllabus for details).
- The hard deadline is 11:59 PM PST on February 10, 2013.
- Submissions are not allowed after the hard deadline.
- Submissions in between the soft deadline and hard deadline will receive 50% credit.
- For each problem set you are allowed a maximum of two attempts (we'll use the best score).
- For each programming assignment you're allowed a maximum of 10 attempts (we'll use the best score).
- The grading will be 30% problem sets, 30% programming questions, and 40% for the final exam.
- Each programming assignment and problem set will be scaled to 5 points.
- The final exam will be worth 40 points.
- Everybody earning at least 70 points receives a certificate of accomplishment.
- These are totally optional theory questions (no deadlines or credit given).
- We encourage you to attempt these questions and discuss them in the forums to develop a deeper understanding of the design and analysis of algorithms.