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  CSC 401- 01                   Design and Analysis of Algorithms                       Spring 2016

 

 

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Last revised May 24, 2016

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Past Best Student Awards: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013.

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Reminder: Please, no food no drinks in the classroom.


Course Description


PROFESSOR: Marek A. Suchenek, Ph.D.

TEACHING ASSISTANT: TBA

CLASS MEETS:

MoWe 5:30 - 6:45 PM in WH F-146

OFFICE HOURS:


 
PREREQUISITES: CSC311,
with grade C or better.


OBLIGATORY TEXTBOOK. The scope of the course is covered by: Sara Baase, Allen Van Gelder, Computer Algorithms, Introduction to Design and Analysis, third edition, Addison-Wesley 1999, chapters 1 - 5, 7 - 13, ISBN-10: 0201612445 / ISBN-13:  9780201612448.



ALTERNATIVE TEXTBOOK. Those not willing to buy the above text may use (with no complaining rights whatsoever): Sara Baase, Computer Algorithms, Introduction to Design and Analysis, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley 1988, chapters 1 - 9, ISBN 10: 0201060353 / ISBN 13: 9780201060355. Reportedly, it sells for $2 plus S&H. They mey be inconvenienced by different chapter, page, and exercise enumeration, and other factors, though. They will be responsible for the same material covered in the course as everybody else.

The students enrolled in this course can loan the alternative textbook from the Department for the duration of the entire semester free of charge (while the supply lasts). A nominal refundable deposit will be required.

TESTS. Two tests (60 min. each) will cover the foregoing material. They will earn 0 - 30 points, each.

FINAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAM (120 min.) will cover the material discussed in class and assigned as readings. It will earn 0 - 40 points.


GRADING. The following elements contribute to the total score.


Homework no credit
Tests 0 - 60 points
Final 0 - 40 points
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Total 0 - 100 points

Course grade will be determined according to the following schedule.


0 - 45% yield F
46 - 50% yield D
51 - 55% yield D+
56 - 60% yield C-
61 - 65% yield C (minimum to pass for CSC credit)
66 - 70% yield C+
71 - 75% yield B-
76 - 80% yield B
81 - 85% yield B+
86 - 90% yield A-
91 - 100% yield A

Other grades (e.g. incomplete) will be assigned in cases specified by the university regulations.

ATTENDANCE Class attendance is obligatory even if roll is not called. Those absent, disruptive, inappropriately behaving, or late may, at the professor's discretion, lose up to 10% of total credit and have their course grade lowered, appropriately. It is student's sole responsibility to find out what was covered and assigned during the classes he/she missed.


CLASSROOM DECORUM Student behavior in class is expected to be respectful and appropriate and not disruptive to the learning environment.

Inappropriate or disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to, coming to class late, leaving class early, talking to other students or walking in front of the classroom while the professor is lecturing, talking on cell phones, texting or using Skype during class, being rude and disrespectful to the instructor or fellow students, reading non-class materials (newspaper, magazines, etc. on line or hard copy) while in class and sleeping.

Electronic devices not allowed in class: Cellular telephones, CD players, radios, iPods, and similar devices. They are to be turned off while in class. No exceptions.

Please, dress appropriately for a university class. Tank-tops are not allowed.


ASSIGNMENTS. Except fpr the projects, homework assignments will not be collected or graded. For the needs of course documentation, the midterm and the final will not be returned to the students. They will be made available during the class following the test and during office hours for the remainder of the semester.


MAKE-UP POLICY. No make-ups will be given - no exceptions.


ACADEMIC HONESTY. No form of plagiarism (copying) will be tolerated. Violations can result in anything from an F in the course to expulsion from the university.

Please, visit http://www.csudh.edu/srr/faculty.htm for a more thorough explanation of CSUDH Academic Integrity policy.


SCOPE. Students are responsible for material covered by lectures, assigned readings and exercises, and are assumed to preliminarily read appropriate parts of the textbook before the material is covered in class, according to the following syllabus.


The Spring 2016 recipients of a signed copy of my paper on Analysis of Heapsort were:


In Graduate Students category
  • Ms. Janani Janardhanan
for the highest overall score and for the highest score on the final exam in my CSC 501 class.


In Undergraduate Students category
  • Mr. Alexander Ing
for the highest overall score

and

  • Mr. Guillermo Roberto Lara Jr
for the highest score on the final exam in my CSC 401 class.


The Fall 2015 recipients of a signed copy of my paper on Analysis of Heapsort were:


In Graduate Students category
  • Mr. Andre Tay Chen
for the highest overall score and for the highest score on the final exam in my CSC 501 class.


In Undergraduate Students category
  • Mr. Austin Hyojin Song
for the highest overall score

and

  • Mr. Theodor Alexandru Soneriu
for the highest score on the final exam in my CSC 401 class.


The Spring 2015 recipients of a signed copy of my paper on Analysis of Heapsort were:


In Graduate Students category
  • Mr. Basil Ahmed I Alhakami
for the highest overall score

and (ex equo)
  • Josue N Claros
and
  • Aruna Sri Mavileti
for the highest score on the final exam in my CSC 501 class.


In Undergraduate Students category
  • Mr. Matthew Lok Tow Yu
for the highest overall score

and

  • Mr. Eric Kenji Hepperle
for the highest score on the final exam in my CSC 401 class.


The Spring 2014 recipients of a signed copy of my paper on Analysis of Heapsort were:


In Graduate Students category
  • Ms. Shadi Shiri
for the highest score on the final exam and for the highest overall score in my CSC 501 class.


In Undergraduate Students category
  • Mr. Hector Aguilo Jr.
for the highest overall score

and

  • Mr. Onyekazi Aso
for the highest score on the final exam in my CSC 401 class.


The Spring 2013 recipients of a signed copy of my paper on Analysis of Heapsort were:


In Graduate Students category
  • Ms. Yan Ma
for the highest score on the final exam and for the highest overall score in my CSC 501 class.


In Undergraduate Students category
  • Mr. Jeremiah Noble Hankins IV
for the highest score on the final exam and for the highest overall score in my CSC 401 class.

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