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(best 8 of 10 assignments each 2.5%)
Name: Benjamin T. Cecchetto
Email: btc [at] queensu.ca
Please consult with your TA regarding questions about the material. They may refer your questions to me. You must get a note from your TA before coming to my office hours.
Due to the size of the course, I will not answer emails about the material directly. I will only respond to emails forwarded by a TA who cannot answer a question. Please use "[CISC223]" in the subject line otherwise I won't see it. I will only respond to direct emails regarding accomodations with subject "[CISC223] Accomodation". To discuss something during my office hours, you must obtain a referral from a TA to make an appointment for my office hour.
Note: The purpose of the posted outlines is to assist you in taking notes in class. Reading the posted notes is not a substitute for attending the classes. In particular, Most of the examples we go over in class are not included in the posted outlines.
|1||Introduction||Part C: Ch 7||-|
|2||State-transition Diagrams||Part C: Ch 8||A1 due|
|3||Regex <=> State Diagrams||Part C: Ch 9||A2 due|
|4||Nonregular Languages, DFA Minimization||Part C: Ch 9.4||A3 due|
|5||Context-Free Languages||Part C: Ch 10||A4 due|
|6||Midterm Test, Parsing||Part C: Ch 11||-|
|7||Specifying Algorithms||Part A: Ch 1||A5 due|
|8||Verifying Algorithms||Part A: Ch 2.9||A6 due|
|9||More Verifying Algorithms||Part A: Ch 3||A7 due|
|10||Additional Verification Techniques||Part A: Ch 4||A8 due|
|11||Unimplementable Specifications, USAT||Part D: Ch 12||A9 due|
Classes: Wednesday 10:30 AM, Thursday 2:30 PM, Friday 9:30 AM. Meeting in Dunning Hall Auditorium.
Assignments: Out by 11:00 AM on Thursdays the week before due date. Due by 11:00 AM on Thursdays.
Midterm: 40 minute test during the class hour on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 10:30AM. The midterm is a closed book test. You may bring with you one 8.5" x 11" page of notes and use it during the midterm test.
Final exam: Held during the regular Winter term final examination period. The final is a 3 hour closed book exam. You may bring one 8.5" x 11" sheet containing notes and use it during the final exam.
If you have questions concerning assignment marking, you should discuss them with the TA who did the marking. This must be done within one week from the time when the marked assignments are made available. All assignment marks are considered final after the one week. If you cannot attend the office hours of the TA, please fill out the form here. Place the form and your assignment in an envelope and hand it to the instructor in class or to any of the TAs within one week after the marked assignments were returned in class.
You are encouraged to work together with a group since often it is easier to learn new theoretical concepts by interacting with others. The intention is that all people in a group should be involved in creating the intuition behind a solution. You can, of course, choose to sign an assignment you haven't done, but then you risk not learning the material. In the midterm and final exam you will be required to solve similar problems individually. It is your responsibility alone to ensure you understand the material.
If more than one student is collaborating on an assignment, they must submit a single joint solution. Otherwise, it is a violation of Academic Integrity.
Late assignments should be submitted into the same locked CISC 223 drop-off box.
An assignment which is more than 24 hours late will not be accepted.