Matt Bishop, 3059 Engineering Unit II; phone: 752-8060;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web page: http://seclab.cs.ucdavis.edu/~bishop
Office hours: M 1:00PM-2:00PM, F 11:00AM-12:00PM, by appointment or by chance
to be arranged
Office hours: Tu 10:45AM-12:45PM, Th 10:45AM-12:45PM
|Lectures||MWF 9:00AM-9:50AM in 212 Veihmeyer|
Section A01: F 5:10-6:00PM in 1120 Hart
Section A02: Th 8:00-8:50AM in 116 Veihmeyer
Section A03: F 4:10-5:00PM in 1120 Hart
|Learn about programming using the C programming language; learn basics of debugging; learn how to use a UNIX- or UNIX-like system|
|Course Goals||Some goals we hope you achieve:|
|Prerequisites||The prerequisites for this course are Math 16A or 21A. You can be taking these this quarter. You should have prior experience with at least one other programming language. If you have never programmed before, you will be at a big disadvantage. In that case, we strongly recommend you take ECS 10 first.|
|Computers||All registered students have been given an account on the computer science instructional machines in the basement. Change your password as soon as you can; if it is not changed within a week, your account will be disabled and you will have to see a system programmer to have it reset.|
|Class Web Site||
The class web site is on myucdavis. To access it, go to http://my.ucdavis.edu and log in using your campus-wide login and password. Then go to ECS 30-A in your schedule. Handouts and other documents will be posted there. In the event you cannot get to that site, an alternate site will be at http://nob.cs.ucdavis.edu/~cs30a. Please use that only as a backup, though.
|Information about this class, homework assignments, and so forth, will be posted to the newsgroup ucd.class.ecs30a Read this newsgroups daily! You are responsible for everything posted to these newsgroups. We'll use it to put out important information. Please do not post to this newsgroup. If you want to post things about the class, please use the appropriate discussion newsgroup (add ".d " to the ones above). Discussing something in that newsgroup is perfectly fair.|
Extra credit in this course will be tallied separately from regular scores. If you end up on a borderline between two grades at the end of the course, extra credit will count in your favor. However, failure to do extra credit will never be counted against you, because grades are assigned on the basis of regular scores. You should do extra credit if you find it interesting and think that it might teach you something. Remember, though, it is not wise to skimp on the regular assignment in order to do extra credit!
-- Monday, May 6, 2002 in class
Final examination -- Monday, June 10, 2002, at 4:00PM-6:00PM
If you miss an exam for medical reasons (you must document this; no other excuses are acceptable), you may be allowed or required to take a make-up exam, or the other parts of the course will be counted proportionally more (the choice is the instructor's). In particular, forgetting the time or place of an exam is not an excuse for missing it!
Please see the
Spring 2002 Class Schedule and Room Directory
for a general discussion of this. In particular, for this course:
A good analogy between appropriate discussion and inappropriate collaboration is the following: you and a fellow student work for competing software companies developing different products to meet a given specification. You and your competitor might choose to discuss product specifications and general techniques employed in your products, but you certainly would not discuss or exchange proprietary information revealing details of your products. Ask the instructor or a teaching assistant for clarification beforehand if the above rules are not clear.
ECS 30-A, Introduction to Programming|
Spring Quarter 2002