University of Toronto CSC465 and CSC2104 schedule 2021 fall


Instructor: Eric Hehner, email (put csc465 or csc2104 in the subject line), web site
Teaching Assistants: to be determined

The course lectures and exercises are online here. Here is the textbook. Here is the bulletin board. You might like to join or lead a Recognized Study Group for this course.

The course is scheduled every Monday from September 13 to December 6 (except October 11 which is Thanksgiving, and November 8 which is in Reading Week), plus Thursday December 9 (to make up for Thanksgiving), from 6pm to 8pm Toronto time, with an exam between December 10 and 21.

September 13 is an introductory meeting. Since the lectures and textbook and exercises are all online, you listen to the lectures and read the textbook and do the exercises whenever and wherever you feel like it, but you must keep up to the schedule, which is detailed below. In the schedule, there are assigned readings from the textbook and assigned lecture videos and assigned exercises for each of eight days (Sep.20, Sep.27, Oct.18, Oct.25, Nov.15, Nov.22, Dec.6, Dec.9). On or before each of these dates at 7pm Toronto time, you are required to send a checkpoint email to the instructor including the following: You do not have to send your solutions to the exercises. On these same eight days a TA will be present in room ?? from 6pm to 7pm to answer questions and give help in doing exercises. You are welcome to work on exercises in groups if you wish. You may also ask the course instructor questions by email at any time. You can also request a personal zoom meeting with the instructor at any time.

There will be three 50-minute tests during the term, on Oct.4, Nov.1, and Nov.29, from 7:10pm to 8pm. From 6pm to 7pm on those days the instructor will be present in room ?? to answer any last-minute questions you may have. There will be a two-hour exam in the exam period following the course. Before the first test, you must print the laws from the back of the textbook pages 231,..244, that's 14 pages, and bring it to the tests and exam. If you don't have a printer, go to a UPS store or a FedEx store, and they can print the laws for you. In addition, you may prepare in advance of each test and exam one letter-sized (or A4) piece of paper with anything you like written or typed on both sides, and refer to that during the tests and exam. No other aids are allowed.

Here are the solutions to the exercises, Test 0, Test 1, Test 2, and the final exam. For practice at writing the tests and exam, here are last year's Test 0, Test 1, Test 2, and final exam.

The course grade is computed as follows: For each question on the tests and exam, 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. Here are the marks; ask the instructor for the password. Note: If your student number starts with 1, that 1 is missing. If you have a complaint about the marking, please email the instructor.

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 schedule (for a chart, click here).

Monday September 13: Today is an administrative introduction to the course.

Monday September 20: 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. Checkpoint due at 7pm.

Monday September 27: 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. Checkpoint due at 7pm.

Monday October 4: Today is Test 0. From 6pm to 7pm is tutorial in ?? so you can ask any last-minute questions. The test starts at 7:10pm and ends at 8pm in ??. GOOD LUCK.

Monday October 11: Today is Thanksgiving. No assigned lectures or reading or exercises.

Monday October 18: 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. Checkpoint due at 7pm.

Monday October 25: 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. Checkpoint due at 7pm.

Monday November 1: Today is Test 1. From 6pm to 7pm is tutorial in ?? so you can ask any last-minute questions. The test starts at 7:10pm and ends at 8pm in ??. GOOD LUCK.

Monday November 8: Today is in Reading Week. No assigned lectures or reading or exercises.

Monday November 15: 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. Checkpoint due at 7pm.

Monday November 22: 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, 423, and 427. Checkpoint due at 7pm.

Monday November 29: Today is Test 2. From 6pm to 7pm is tutorial in ?? so you can ask any last-minute questions. The test starts at 7:10pm and ends at 8pm in ??. GOOD LUCK.

Monday December 6: 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. Checkpoint due at 7pm.

Thursday December 9: 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. Checkpoint due at 7pm. You should answer the course evaluation questionnaire.

between December 10 and 21: final exam. GOOD LUCK.