8 problem sets are given to help you better
understand the course material and learn the software usage skills.
Problem sets are posted on the "Schedule" section of the class web.
Individual Effort: The solutions to all the problem sets that you
hand in should be generated by your individual effort. It is okay to
discuss the approach to problems with other students, but the submitted
work must be your own and should not be copied from
Late Policy for Problem Sets:
30% off for one day, 60% off for two days,
and no credit afterward. For example, suppose that the due date is
5:00 pm Tue afternoon; you will
lose 30% by handing it in Wed afternoon and 60% Thu afternoon.
Note: Everyone is given two no-penalty late days. You may submit
two Problem Sets one day late with no late penalty, or one Problem Set
two days late with with no penalty.
There will be two
Late Policy for Project Reports: No credit for late Project Reports.
Hand in your solutions to the problem sets by the beginning of the class on
the due date. For some problem sets your work should be uploaded to one of
the following AFS directories by the same due date and time:
Grade Correction: Please
review your graded work right after it is returned to you to make sure that
there is no error in grading. If you find a grading error, you need to
let the instructor know as soon as possible but no later than a week from
the date your paper is ready to be picked up. The grade will not be
corrected after one week.
Textbook Reading: Reading assignments are given occasionally.
Check the schedule section regularly for each week's reading assignment.
During the lecture time, short (5-10min) in-class assignments will be given.
This allows you to reflect on what has been covered in the recent lectures
and reading assignments and to check your understanding of the material.
It also gives the instructor a chance to detect and point out typical
mistakes so you will be better prepared for quizzes. The
class participation credit (10% of the total grade) will be given partly
based on how many in-class assignments you submit.