EECS3101 EECS 3101: Design and Analysis of Algorithms
                                    Jeff Edmonds: Winter 2021-2022 Z

Covid: I do have covid. I am exhausted. I cant leave Mexico until I test negative. Be Gentle with me. Please bring me your enthusiasm.
Not Registered?: Though Jeff is eager to welcome you, enrollments are NOT managed by him.
I personally dont have the power to get you in. In the past, everyone was able to get in within a few weeks.
But you do need to be doing the work from day one.
Requests should be directed to the EECS Undergraduate office ug@eecs.yorku.ca.
If you are not enrolled yet, feel free to participate in all classes and tests.
Requests to be added our EClass should be directed to audit@eecs.yorku.ca
You don't need the eclass till the first test. And even then not if you have a partner in the class.
Just watch the videos and zoom our chats.


Jeff, Readme, * Course Info *, Times, Dates, Course Description,
Mental Health, EClass, Zoom, Forum, Partner, All.zip, New Videos

Faithful Prof: Jeff  Edmonds    jeff@cse.yorku.ca
Class Size: There are 96 or 160 of us depending on where you look.
Remote: If for what ever reason you cant make it to our physical class, I will do my best to make it work for you.
Interact with me: The zoom worked ok, but I was harder for me to feel connected to the group as a whole leaving me feel depressed and unmotivated to teach. Please turn on your cameras and talk with me. It is much more fun that way.
Lectures vs Chat: I am happy to give all my lectures. I am also happy to have people watch prerecorded lectures and for class to be more informal. York does have some sort of mandate on "flipped classes". Lets think about it.
Prerecorded Videos: All the lectures are available from previous terms. Watch them according to the provided schedule.
5 Tests: In the past, most of the class failed my in class 1.5hr tests - mainly because people panicked. I do think having 24hrs and a partner makes it less stressful.
       - Open book. I will try to make the questions hard to Google. And I ask you not to cheat. Your mark does down if other people cheat.
       - You and your partner submit one solution to crowdmark.
Exam: It was awfully nice to not have an exam. But I think one in class exam is good to have.
Partner:
       - All tests will be done in pairs.
       - You learn the most by teaching someone who is struggling.
       - If you are looking for a partner, either put or take a name in the "I need a partner list".
       - If your partner really does not work out, you are not forced to add his name to your work,
          but give him enough warning.
       - And DO NOT submit work that was not 100% done by you and your named partner.
       - The idea is to do the work together - NOT to split the work.
       - Sometimes crowdmark does not allow someone to add their partner's name.
          The person whose name IS on the work should email their partner's name to me
            - AFTER the marks appear on eclass which will be after remarking settles.
       - If you REALLY can't handle having a partner, I suppose I wont force you.
       - Please do NOT email me ANYTHING about your partner. You are adults. Handle it.
Tutorial: We will only meet on Friday, if people are keen. (Likely by xoom). When there is a test, We will go over the questions.
       - DO NOT give answers during this time.
Remarking: I hate dealing with remarking.
       Please read the solution set carefully and talk to your friends before you bother me.
       Because if you are not justified in getting more marks then I may well lower your mark.
Class Ranking Score =    = Σi=1..5 [ 0.07 Ti + 0.05 Max(Ti,E) ] + 0.40 E
Belling:
       - Generally, marks have been low and need to be raised.
         In fact half the class often gets zero on the first test of each unit,
         because they don't trust the steps and panic.
       - In my first Math1090, 60% got A and I had to lower 20% to a B+.
       - This score means NOTHING other than your ranking.
       - I will partition the class into A+, A, B+,.. as I will.
       - I might scale the tests so that their averages are the same.
       - I leave open the option of raising any one's mark
          who actually turns on their camera and talks to me
          and leaves me feeling more enthusiastic.
       - I leave open the option of lowering any one's mark
          who ask for more marks without reasonable justification.
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