Assignments

Reading:
Reading assignments are given every week . Check the "Schedule"
section regularly for each week's reading assignment.
Problem Sets:
12 problem sets are given to help students better understand the course
material. Problem sets are downloadable from the "Schedule"
section.
Computational Assignment:
You will need to write code in C++ and Matlab.
Individual Effort:
The solutions to all the problem sets that you hand in should be generated
by your individual effort. It is ok to discuss the approach to
problems with other students, but the written solutions and programs must be
your own work and should not be copied from someone else.
Handin Directory:
Hand in your solutions to the problem sets by the beginning of the class on
the due date. For some problem sets your results should be copied to
one of the following AFS directories by the same due date and time:
/afs/andrew.cmu.edu/ ... /your_email_account
Late Policy:
20% off for one CMU class day, 40% off for two CMU class days, and no credit
after the solutions are posted. For example, suppose that the due date
is 11:30am Wed morning; you will lose 20% by handing it in Thu
morning, and 40% Fri morning.
Grade Correction: Please
review your graded paper 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 may not
be corrected after one week. 
Policy
on Missed Quizzes

A missed quiz
counts as zero credit unless you get permission in advance from the
instructor. If you are sick a note from the student health center is
required. A makeup quiz may not be of the same difficulty as the
inclass quiz. The instructor can also give an oral makeup quiz
instead. 
Estimated
Workload

Time management is a
critical factor to your academic success, as to any professional environment.
Being a 12unit course, it is expected that each student will devote at least
12 hours a week to: (1) reading assignments, (2) attending lectures, (3)
completing problem sets, (4) reviewing lecture materials, and (5) preparing
for quizzes.

Your Grade

Your final grade will
be determined by an absolute method of grading. This is to allow
you to obtain a grade based on your individual performance without having to
compete with others. It is thus possible for the whole class to get an A
grade or in the other case for the whole class to get a C grade. (Of
course we hope that you all will work hard and get an A!) The final
letter grade ranges are:
A: 10090%
B: 9080% C: 8070% D: 7060%
The
evaluation of your work in the course will be based on the following
distribution:
24780 Grading 
Items 
Total Points 
12
Problem Sets 
3.5%
x 8 + 2% x 4 
36% 
3
Quizzes 
15% x
3 
45% 
1 Project 
1.5% + 1.5% + 1.5%
+ 1.5% + 13% 
19% 
TOTAL 

100% 

