University of Waterloo ECE750T30 schedule 2018 fall

Instructor: Eric Hehner, email, web site

The course lectures and assignments are online here. There will be three one-hour tests during the term, each worth 16%, and a two-and-a-half-hour exam in the exam period following the course, worth 52%. The tests and exam will include the laws from the back of the textbook: pages 231,..244. In addition, you may bring into the tests and exam one letter-sized (or A4) piece of paper with anything you like written (or typed) on both sides. No other aids are allowed. For each question, a blank answer is worth approximately 33%; from that, marks will be awarded for relevant and correct information, and marks will be deducted for irrelevant or incorrect information. The graded tests will be given back; the graded exam will not be given back. I hope you enjoy the course, and that you learn something valuable in it. And I hope the tests and exam go well.

Here is the textbook. Here is the bulletin board. Here are the solutions to the assignments, Test 0, Test 1, Test 2, and the final exam.

Here are the marks. Ask the instructor for the password. Please check that your marks are recorded correctly, and email the instructor if they are not. If you have a complaint about the marking, please write your complaint on a piece of paper and hand it and the test to the instructor.

Every Wednesday from September 12 to November 28 (except Wednesday October 10 is replaced by Friday October 12), from 11:30am to 2:20pm, the course instructor will be available in EIT-3151. You can ask questions about the course material. You can work together or individually on assignments. You can ask the instructor for help.

Here is the schedule (for a chart, click here).

September 12: Today is a short administrative introduction to the course in EIT-3151. We should be done in an hour.

September 19: For this and all future classes, we meet at 11:30am in EIT-3151 and continue as long as we want to. For today, you should have listened to Segments 0, 1, and 2. You should have read to the end of Chapter 1. You should do some exercises from the textbook; I suggest 0, 2, 6fmps, 7c, 14, 17, and 22.

September 26: For today, you should have listened to Segments 3, 4, 5, and 6. We don't need most of Segment 7; we need just the bit about using a list as a function. You should have read to the end of Chapter 3, except that you can skip Sections 3.2 and 3.4 if you want to. You should do some exercises; I suggest three of 37, 49, 62, 64, and 73.

October 3: Today is Test 0. From 11:30am to 12:20pm is tutorial in EIT-3151 so you can ask any last-minute questions. The test starts at 12:30pm and ends at 1:20pm in EIT-3151. After the test we can discuss it, if you like. GOOD LUCK.

October 12: For today, you should have listened to Segments 8, 9, 10, and 11. You should have read to the end of Subsection 4.2.5. You should do some exercises; I suggest two or three of 116, 137, 142, 143, and 156.

October 17: For today, you should have listened to Segments 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. You should have read to the end of Section 5.2. You should do some exercises; I suggest two or three of 186, 189, 252, 297, and 242a using a for-loop.

October 24: Today is Test 1. For today, listen to Segment 17. I suggest trying Exercise 237. From 11:30am to 12:20pm is tutorial in EIT-3151 so you can ask any last-minute questions. The test starts at 12:30pm and ends at 1:20pm in EIT-3151. After the test we can discuss it, if you like. GOOD LUCK.

October 31: We're skipping Segments 18, 19, 20, and 21. For today, you should have listened to Segments 22 and 23. Likewise we're skipping from the end of Section 5.2 to the end of Chapter 5. You should have read Chapter 6. You should do some exercises; I suggest 356 and 370abc.

November 7: For today, you should have listened to Segments 24, 25, 26, and 27. You should have read Chapter 7. You should do some exercises; I suggest two of 387, 400, 417, and 423.

November 14: Today is Test 2. From 11:30am to 12:20pm is tutorial in EIT-3151 so you can ask any last-minute questions. The test starts at 12:30pm and ends at 1:20pm in EIT-3151. After the test we can discuss it, if you like. GOOD LUCK.

November 21: For today, you should have listened to Segments 28 and 29. You should have read Chapter 8. You should do some exercises; I suggest 435 and 444.

November 28: For today, you should have listened to Segments 30, 31, 32, and 33. You should have read Chapter 9. You should do some exercises; I suggest two of 451, 471, 477, and 256. You should answer the course evaluation questionnaire.

December 6 to 21: The final exam will be 2.5 hours. GOOD LUCK.