CSE370 Introduction
Spring Quarter, 2002

Instructor: Chris Diorio     cse370-instructor@cs
TAs: Seth Bridges and Tian Sang     cse370-TA@cs

Questions: Please ask questions in class, especially if you don’t understand why we are doing something
First homework assignment: Handout Friday 4/5; due Friday 4/12
First reading assignment: Mano pgs. 1–24, 33–44

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Lectures: MWF 1:30–2:20pm in Mueller 153
    Section A: T 9:30-10:20am, Moore 219
    Section B: T 12:30-1:20pm, MaryGates 242
    Section C: Th 12:30-1:20pm, Moore 226


  1. Reading: We will cover most of the Mano text. We will assign the reading with the homework handouts.
  2. Assignments: Eight problem sets, to be solved without and with the use of computer-aided design tools. These assignments may include design projects that span two or more weeks. Due Fridays at the beginning of class in Mueller 153, except for the last assignment of the quarter which is due on a Monday.
  3. Biweekly quizzes: Four in-class quizzes, on alternating Fridays during the last 25 minutes of class in Mueller 153, except for the last quiz of the quarter which is on a Monday.
  4. Final exam: None. There will be a makeup quiz on Monday, June 10 at 2:30 pm in Mueller 153 for students who unavoidably miss a quiz during the quarter.
47%: weekly assignments
47%: biweekly quizzes
6%: course participation
We will grade all your assignments and quizzes numerically: 40 points per assignment, 80 points per quiz, and 40 points for class participation. At the end of the term we will sum the total points, normalize the sum, and assign a final numeric grade. See the web page for details.

Weekly Assignments
Your weekly assignments are due at the beginning of class on the assigned due date. Assignments handed in during or immediately after class will incur a 10% penalty. We will penalize your assignment 10% per day for each additional day late. See the web page for details about missed assignments.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, we encourage collaboration on homework, provided (1) You spend at least 15 minutes on each and every problem alone, before discussing it with others, and (2) You write up each and every problem in your own writing, using your own words, and understand the solution fully. Copying someone else's homework is cheating (see below), as is copying the homework from another source (prior year's notes, etc.). The quiz problems will be very similar to the homework problems; if you truly understand the homework, then the quizzes will be easy. If you have copied the homework...

More Stuff: See the web page