Grades will be based on homeworks alone. There will be no
mid-term or final exam. Homeworks will be given approximately weekly
with (typically) a 1 week turnaround time.
Policy: Homeworks handed in late are penalized with 25% off
for the first 24 hours late, and 50% off thereafter. Extensions can
only be granted by Prof. Schröder and then only in advance.
Valid reasons include, for example, health issues or academically
related conference travel, among others. In particular, bad planning
with regards to projects and homeworks due in other classes does not
constitute a valid reason for an extension. All extensions have to
be requested and approved well in advance of the respective
deadline. We will generally make solutions to the homeworks
available after the deadline. Needless to say the honor code implies
that anybody handing homework in late does not avail themselves of
these solutions. Many homeworks will be cummulative, consequently
students are strongly urged to stay within the deadlines, lest they
fall behind more and more.
Collaboration: Students are encouraged to discuss
homework problems with each other. Any materials handed in must be
the sole intellectual work of the person handing them in. For
example, it is reasonable to discuss solution strategies for a given
problem with classmates. It is not reasonable to share code.