Outside of the formal meetings, you may find me hanging around
Palmer 14 or possibly in Palmer 129 (extension x6541). When
away from campus, I will rely heavily on email. Please feel free to
email me any questions that you have. I will make an effort to
respond to my email at least once each afternoon/evening.
Let's plan on having formal lectures each day from 9:00am-12:00pm,
though we will certainly take some breaks during that time. If we
need to adjust the meeting time for any given day, we will discuss it
as a group.
Additionally, there are some other books which try to
give an overview of computer science in the same spirit as the book
we have chosen. Though we have chosen not to use the following books,
we list them for your interest:
Furthermore, though no specific mathematics course has been delcared
as a formal prerequisite, we expect that most students come into the
class with a reasonable background in high-school level Algebra. The
study of computer science will inherently involve a level of
analytical and mathematical sophistication. This will arise in
understanding how information is represented digitally and how
computations proceed on such data.
Each assignment will contain one or more practice problems which
are not to be turned in and which can be discussed freely between
classmates. The problems which are to be submitted for a grade,
however, must be done entirely individually. A more complete
explanation of our policy towards
is given below. Most assignments will also offer a
small extra credit challenge to those interested.
However, work which is submitted for this course must be
entirely your own. You are in no way to discuss such assignments, nor
are you to use or or search for direct or indirect assistance from any outside
references. Any violations will be treated severely and penalties
will apply as well to a student who is aiding another student.
For some reason, if the J: drive is not mapped, do the following.
From your Windows desktop, click the right mouse button on the "My
Computer" icon and select "Map Network Drive...". Then enter the
following two settings and click on "Finish"