This class covers a large amount of material. It is essential that you don’t fall behind. There will be no time to “catch up later”.
- We will be using several resources as a textbook this semester. We will cover recurrence relations, relations (not recurring), graphs, trees, some linear algebra, boolean algebra, logic gates and circuits, modeling computation, a review of inductive proofs and program verification.
- All classes except review days will have a lecture on new material.
- After each lecture you should do the related assigned homework.
- Do not put this off, you will be overwhelmed with work!
- If you have questions, email them to me or ask at the beginning of the next class. Don’t wait because we must move so quickly!!
- The class before each exam will be for review.
- We will work problems together for possible extra credit points.
- The homework for the current section will be due at midnight, the solutions to the homework will be posted at that time for you to study.
- Each absence (except for 1) takes off 10 points, -100 points max.
Graded Homework Assignments: 30%
- 6 at 50 points each.
Midterm Exams: 30%
- Two at 150 points each.
Final Exam: 30%
- 300 points.
There will be up to 50 extra credit points available. These will be earned on Latexed homeworks and on bonus exam problems.
- Plus, proof of completion of the CES course evaluation survey at the end of the semester will let you choose 1 final exam problem to use as extra credit.
- There will be six homework assignments.
- Each is worth 50 points or 5% of your grade.
- These will be posted on Laulima.
- There will be several exercises with provided solutions assigned for each topic.
- These will not be turned in.
- You will be expected to know for exams
- There will be 1-2 problems per topic that will be turned in and graded.
- Homeworks typeset in Latex and turned in via ShareLatex/Overleaf will be worth +5pt extra credit each. (We will go over this!)
You are encouraged to work together on problem sets and homework and to form study groups. However:
- Each student must submit their own homework.
- 60% of your grade is based on exams which you must take on your own
with no book or calculator. Copying other students’ work won’t help you pass the class.
- No late homework will be accepted, unless you have a doctor’s note.
There will be three exams:
- The first exam is on Recurrence Relations and Relations (not recurring)
- The second exam is on Graphs, Trees, and Linear Algebra
- The final exam is comprehensive, covering the entire semester, but weighted toward the material covered after Exam 2: Boolean algebra, modeling computation, and program verification.
- All exams are closed book.
- No computers, calculators, or other electronic devices (smartphones, etc.) may be used during exams.
- One 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of notes will be allowed.
- This must be handwritten!! No copy/paste from the book.
- Sheet will be submitted with exam.
- The class before each exam will be a review.
- We will work problems in groups.
- No makeup exams will be given. If you have a doctor’s note for a missed exam,
your score percentage will be based on the total possible points for the rest of the class.
Attendance and Absences
- Attendance is expected and will be taken every class meeting after week 1.
- You are allowed to miss 1 class during the semester without penalty.
- Any further unexcused absences will result in a 10 point deduction (up to 100 points maximum.)
- Students are responsible for all missed work, regardless of the reason for absence. It is also the absentee’s responsibility to get all missing notes or materials.
Letter Grade Distribution:
- More than 87.5% = A
- 75.1% – 87.5% = B
- 62.6% – 75% = C
- 50.1% – 62.5% = D
- 50% or less = F
You must get a C in this course to get an AS/NS degree
You must get a B in this course to transfer it to UH Manoa and move on to ICS 311.
Academic Honesty Policy Summary
- Any student who cheats or plagiarizes on any exam will receive a 0 score and will be asked to withdraw from the class.
- Group work on homeworks is acceptable, but each student must turn in their own.
- If you turn in someone else’s work, it is cheating and you will receive a 0 score and be asked to withdraw.
- Be honest with yourself and with others.
- If you have concerns, please discuss them with your instructor. For more information, please refer to “Student Conduct Code,” Kapi‘olani Community College General Catalog.