April 17, 2023

Hello all! The grades for your critical review projects are now out, so please do get in touch if you have any questions :) All the best!

April 13, 9:10AM, 2023

The final is  now over! Well done everyone :)

Taking a look at the exit survey, it does seem that the test took longer to complete than I'd anticipated; so I do thank you for your patience, and for sticking with it. Despite the length, people do seem to prefer this format, and most people seemed to feel that the questions were fair and comprehensive, if a bit too numerous ;)

Putting aside the final, I want to thank everyone for their kind words, enthusiasm, hard work, and interest! I had a wonderful time teaching the course this year, and I'm very glad to hear that many of you enjoyed yourselves as well. Have a great summer! :)

April 13, 8:50AM, 2023

There are now 10 minutes left for the final.

April 13, 8:18AM, 2023

There is now 42 minutes left to complete the final. If you're still working on it, then do make sure to leave yourself enough time to submit your work (particularly if there are any problems with filesize).

April 11, 9:00AM, 2023

The final has begun, the files are on Quercus under the "Files" tab. Your submission is due via MarkUs, by Thursday April 13, at 9AM, sharp. There are no extensions for the final.

You should have plenty of time, and you can ask any questions by emailing me, or via a private Piazza post.

Best of luck! :)

April 9, 2023

Hello all! :)

The final will be released via the Quercus Files tab, and will consist of 10 questions. The first page is avilable here, and includes details on how to ask questions

If there are any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask :)

April 6, 2023

A big thank you for filling out the course evaluations; it's quite important for myself and the university, to say nothing of future students as well :)

If you haven't had the chance to fill it out yet, then please do so as they'll be closing this weekend.

Thanks again! :)

April 4, 2023

Hello all! Just a quick heads-up that I'll have to move tomorrow's 10PM Zoom office hours to Thursday at 10PM. The in-person office hours are unaffected; thanks for your understanding! :)

April 1, 2023

To help with studying the newest material, I've posted four new practice questions; see the tests tab of the course website

Happy studying! :)

March 24, 2023

The midterm marks are now available on MarkUs :)
If there are any questions, then please do come to office hours or ask on Piazza! Cheers :)

March 22, 2023

To submit your draft of the critical review (due Mar 24), as well as your peer reviews (due Mar 31), please go to the Quercus Assignments tab, and submit both via PeerScholar.
Once this is done, the final version of the critical review for grading (due April 6th) should be submitted via MarkUs.

This is my first time using PeerScholar, so I thank you in advance for your patience :)

March 15, 2023

A2 Q1 has been rephrased for clarity: see the course website for the updated version that makes it clearer that you should return a general equation for the equilibrium values, and then evaluate at s = 0.8, A = 5, B = 4.

March 14, 2023

Just a quick heads up that I will unfortunately have to cancel tomorrow's in-person office hours (March 15th). I believe that the Zoom office hours at 10pm should be unaffected, but I may be unable to attend. Office hours are still possible by appointment. Thanks for your understanding :)

March 13, 2023

Hello everyone!
Just a heads-up: If you were unable to write the midterm on Friday, then fear not as there will be a make-up midterm. If you need to write the make-up midterm, and have not already heard from me about scheduling, then please do email me ASAP.
All the best! :)

March 8, 2023

Hi all! The Assignment 1 marks have now been released on MarkUs; thank you for your patience :)

March 6, 2023

Hello all! :)
Assignment 2 has now been released along with some practice questions. As there is some overlapping material, both may be of some help when studying for the midterm :)
For details, please go to the Tests tab of the course website

Feb 28, 2023

Hello everyone! Just a quick heads-up that the 10PM Zoom office hours on Wed. March 1rst have to be moved to 10PM on Thursday March 2nd; my apologies again for any inconvenience caused.

The in-person & zoom-accessible after-lecture office hours is unaffected.

Also, a friendly reminder that choices of paper & group for the critical review are due this Friday. Have fun! :)

Feb 24, 2023

Hello everyone!

I'm glad to say that Professor Pitt will be joining us this Monday (Feb 27); I've asked him to help us in improving the course, and he'll be using the second half of lecture to guide you through an exercise :)

As always any feedback will be anonymous (I'll be stepping out of the lecture hall), and on request, Prof. Pitt can hold off on giving me the feedback until after the final marks are submitted.

It's all very exciting, and it should make  Monday quite fun. Cheers!

Feb 23, 2023

Apropos of nothing: a gentle reminder that as per the Guidelines about Due Dates & Missed Work in the course handbook, work that is not submitted by the end of an unconditional extension will not be accepted. The intention of the guideline is that the vast majority of students should not need to use an extension; please remember that it is not a new deadline and it's dangerous to treat it as such.
One other note, a thank you to everyone's who's filled  out the mid-course eval so far. If you haven't yet had the chance, the I'd very much appreciate it if you could -- the survey closes this Sunday.
With those reminders out of the way, I hope you've been having a good reading week, and either had or will soon have the chance to get some rest :)

Feb 18, 2023

Hello everyone! :)
I hope you're all looking forwards to reading week! I know it's a lot to ask, but if you could spare 5 minutes to fill out the mid-course evaluation on Quercus (see the Quizzes tab) then it'd mean a lot to me :)
Better yet, it's a great chance to shape the next month's worth of lectures, tutorials, and practice materials -- hopefully making them better than before!

Feb 16, 2023

Hello everyone!
I'm afraid that the GB248 tutorial is cancelled for this week only (Feb 17). If you usually attend the GB248 section, then please attend GB244 (or GB120) instead this week.
Based on last week's attendance I believe there should be plenty of seats, but if we meet the capacity of both rooms, then I'll hold an online tutorial section via Zoom (so, please do bring a Zoom-capable device).
Things should go back to normal after the reading week, and I thank you for your understanding! :)

Feb 9, 2023

A quick heads-up that a minor typo in the Course Handbook has been fixed. Specifically, it's clear from context, but in the Guidelines about Due Dates & Missed Work section the example date given is for assignment 2 rather than assignment 1. The policy itself is of course unchanged. The syllabus is marked as revised in the title, with today's date. Thanks for bearing with me! :)

Feb 1, 2023

Hello all! A quick heads up that today's 10PM Zoom-only office hour has to be rescheduled to tomorrow, Thursday Feb 2nd at 10PM. Thanks for bearing with the late change; it should be for this week only :)

Jan 12, 2023

Hello all!
A reminder that in place of the usual tutorial, this Friday we have a lecture in MP202 (not Bahen!), at the usual time (13:00-14:00).
See you all there! :)

Jan 8, 2023

Hello, and welcome to CSC303! Our first lecture will be on Monday Jan 9th at 1:00PM (Toronto time). Lectures will be in BA1170, and broadcast via Zoom (link on Quercus). We will only be using Quercus for announcements, publishing private resources (e.g. the zoom link), and for quizzes.
Both lectures and tutorials will be recorded, so please contact me ASAP if you have any concerns.
I look forwards to meeting all of you on Monday, and to having a productive term!

Jan 7, 2023

Hello all!
Please note that we are currently looking for volounteer notetakers for CSC303! If you're interested in helping in this way, then you can find full details in the announcement from accessibility services below:

Accessibility Services is seeking volunteer note takers for students in this class who are registered in Accessibility Services. By volunteering to take notes, you are contributing to the academic success of students with disabilities who need help with notetaking due to disability-related reasons. This service benefits you as well. You will be more mindful of attending class regularly, and you will improve your own note-taking skills. Volunteering is an excellent way to give back to the University of Toronto community. At the end of term, you may also request a co-curricular credit and a certificate of appreciation. You also may qualify to enter a draw for a gift at the end of the year.

Steps to Register as a Volunteer:
1. Register Online as a Volunteer Note-Taker at: https://clockwork.studentlife.utoronto.ca/custom/misc/home.aspx
2. For a step-to-step guide please follow this link https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/Notetaking-Program-Volunteers-Notetaking-Portal-Guide.pdf
3. Click on Volunteer Notetakers, and sign in using your UTORid
4. Select the course(s) you wish to take notes for. Please note: you do NOT need to upload sample notes or be selected as a volunteer to begin uploading your notes.
5. Start uploading notes.

Email us at as.notetaking@utoronto.ca if you have questions or require any assistance with uploading notes. If you are no longer able to upload notes for a course, please also let us know immediately.
For more information about the Accessibility Services Peer Notetaking program, please visit https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/program/volunteer-note-taking/.
Thank you for your support and for making notes more accessible for our students.
AS Note-taking Team

Jan 1, 2023

The first tutorial will be on Friday Jan 20th. On Friday Jan 13th, we will instead have a lecture in MP 202.

Jan 1, 2023

Some slides for the weekly lectures will usually be posted at the end of each week to Course Contents. I will also provide links to some additional relevant materials and will indicate the appropriate chapters of Easley and Kleinberg (EK). However, the Course Contents page and links therein do not replace attending lectures and tutorials. In particular, the lecture slides will not include everything discussed in the lectures.