419 Announcements

Breaking news about the course

May 14

Final course grades are posted. For those who took the final exam, those grades are posted as well.

May 13

Whether you are or are not planning to take your final, there is no need to let me know; I've already printed the exams. If you are not planning on taking the final exam, read no further and enjoy your summer.

The exam will start promptly at 8:00 pm in SEC 111. Note that this is not our regular classroom and note that the start time is after the usual start time of the class. You will have two hours to complete the exam.

Please bring your ID with you along with extra pencils.

When you enter the classroom, please fill seats starting from the first row toward the door, leaving every other column empty. When the first row is full, start from the second row nearest the hallway wall.

May 10, 2019

The final exam takes place on Monday, May 13. Note that it will NOT be held during our normal hours and NOT in our normal classroom:

  • If you need to take it earlier: SEC-220 from 4-6pm.
  • Otherwise: SEC-111 from 8-10pm.

If your bump grade is NOT a 0 and you definitely do NOT plan to take the final, please let me know via email. If you plan to take it or if you're not sure, you do not need to let me know. I just want to try to reduce the amount of copies I need to make.

The same resources are available as for the mid-semester exams:

May 9, 2019
If you need to take the exam earlier because you are observing Ramadan, I will be giving the final in SEC-220 on Monday, May 13 (same day) from 4-6pm.
May 7, 2019
Given that the final exam falls during the month of Ramadan, I'll try to get the department to allocate a room to allow students who are observing the fast and have evening obligations to take the exam earlier. It's unlikely to be a large room, so I unfortunately cannot extend the offer to everyone who wants to get the exam over with as early as possible. Please let me know by today if you plan to take the exam and need to take it earlier for religious reasons so that I can get a count.
May 7, 2019
Just to clarify, your pre-final grades are on Rutgers' standard 4-point scale:
A=4.0, B+=3.5, B=3.0, C+=2.5, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0
May 7, 2019
Pre-final grades and bump grades are posted on sakai. please read the Final Grades discussion carefully to understand bump grades and to decide whether to take the final or not. If your bump grade is 0, there is no need to notify me that you are will not be taking the final.
May 7, 2019

The mean grade for exam 3 was 67.8. The standard deviation was 14.2. Approximate grades are:

A: ≥ 79 B+: ≥ 72 B: ≥ 65 C+: ≥ 58 C: ≥ 50
May 6, 2019
Exam 3 grades along with your submissions are posted on sakai. I created as assignment called Exam 3 since that was the only way I could figure out to return your papers (the same as I do with quizzes). I will not be returning paper copies to save time in class but we will go over the exam.
April 26, 2019

The third exam takes place on Monday, April 29. The same resources are available as for exams 1 and 2.

I corrected a bunch of typos and cleaned up a few sentences in the outline, study guide, and some of the slides. Please let me know if you come across any errors.

April 19, 2019
A programming assignment is posted and due at the end of May 3.
April 12, 2019
Assignment 9 is posted and due prior to the next recitation: April 17.
March 29, 2019
The second exam takes place on Monday, April 1. In case you have not accessed them yet, the same types of resources are available as for exam 1.
March 18, 2019
Assignment 7 is posted and due prior to the next recitation: March 27.
March 8, 2019
Assignment 6 is posted and due prior to next week's recitation.
March 6, 2019
I posted:
March 1, 2019
Assignment 5 is posted and due prior to next week's recitation.
February 27, 2019
Tonight's 419 recitation is canceled.
February 21, 2019
The first exam takes place on Monday, February 25. To help you prepare for the exam, please check the following resources:
  • Exam info page, which includes a list of topics for the exam
  • Study guide: contains a writup of the more significant topics we covered and things you should know for the exam. I will try to revise this guide over the next couple of days. Please let me know if anything is unclear.
  • Lecture notes.
  • Previous exams.
  • The lecture notes include a review of major topics we covered thus far.
February 20, 2019
Since Rutgers was closed on Wednesday afternoon, we did not have recitation. I posted some review slides that attempt to cover the major points of the past four lectures.
February 7, 2019
The two assignments, assignment 3 and assignment 4, that were discussed in recitation are posted and are due in a bit under two weeks on Wednesday February 27, 2019 6:55pm. These are extremely short individual assignments but please start early to ensure that you don't get stuck with understanding how to do them. Be aware that we have our first exam coming up on February 25 and you will need to allot time for studying.
February 7, 2019
Assignment 2 is posted and due prior to next week's recitation.
February 6, 2019
Reminder: Assignment 1 is due today, prior to the first recitation section (i.e., 6:55pm). Please remember that submissions must be be plain text or pdf files — or HTML if embedded within sakai and not uploaded. Other formats, such as Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Adobe InDesign will NOT be accepted. Late submissions will not be accepted either.
January 30, 2019
Assignment 1 is posted and due prior to next week's recitation. Please remember that submissions must be be plain text or pdf files — or HTML if embedded within sakai and not uploaded. Other formats, such as Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Adobe InDesign will NOT be accepted.
January 30, 2019
As I mentioned in class, there wil be no separate recitation for section 3. Since it's during the same time slot as section 1, it just does not make sense to have a separate class. If you are registered for section 3, feel free to attend either section 1 (6:55-7:10) or section 2 (8:25-9:20) recitations. both are in SEC-209.
January 23, 2019
Recitations for this class are scheduled for Wednesdays. Given that we did not have our first lecture yet, there will be no recitation today. I look forward to seeing you on Monday at 6:40 pm.
December 19, 2019

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