CS 374 A
CS/ECE 374 A — Fall 2023

Upcoming Deadlines and Exams

Tue Nov 28
Homework 11 due at 9pm on Gradescope. This is the last graded homework.
Mon Dec 4
Guided Problem Set 11 due at 9pm on PrairieLearn. This is the last guided problem set.
Mon Dec 4
Deadline to register for the conflict final exam (11:59pm).
Fri Dec 8
Final exam: 8–11am, location TBA

Recent Announcements

Mon Nov 27
  • Coursework:
    • Guided Problem Set 11 is available on PrairieLearn. This is the last guided problem set, and it is short.
    • Homework 12 is available. This homework is for practice only; solutions will be posted next Monday.
  • Course logistics:
    • There is a new reregrade rerequest form for submitting followup regrade requests after the two-week Gradescope window closes.
    • The final exam will be held on Friday, December 8, from 8am to 11am. If you need to take a conflict exam, please fill out the conflict registration form no later than Monday, December 4. We will announce the date and time of the conflict exam on Tuesday, December 5, based on the forms submitted by that time. (The registration form will be left open until the regular final exam begins, to accommodate people with last-minute emergencies.)
  • Teaching evaluations

    • ICES Online forms are available through Thursday, December 7 (reading day). Your feedback is extremely important, especially critical narrative feedback. Please submit forms both for Jeff and the course as a whole, and for the TA who leads your registered lab section. (Please also submit evaluations for all your other courses!)
    • ICES only supports evaluation of teaching assistants who are official instructors of a discuss or lab section, and only by students registered for that section, and it does not suport evaluation of undergraduate course assistants at all. Separate surveys are available to collect informal feedback for/about any member of the course staff. These surveys are also available through Thursday, December 7 (reading day).
  • Surveys: We're also asking for feedback on specific aspects of the course. For each of these surveys, the entire class will receive a small amount of extra credit if at least half of the students submits a response before the final exam.
    • PrairieLearn survey: This survey is being administered by Brad Solomon and Yael Gertner, as part of a reserch project attached to the CS 374 PraiieLearn development effort. Jeff will only see the results of this survey only after grades are submitted, and only in anonymized aggregate form.
    • Extension survey (available soon): We are separately asking for feedback on this semester's new extension protocol.
  • Hiring: The PrairieLearn development team for CS 374 is hiring new developers for next semester. If you are interested, please fill out the application form!

Tue Nov 14
  • There is no homework or guided problem set due next week, thanks to fall break.
  • There is no guided problem set due Monday after break.
  • Homework 11 is available. This is the last graded homework.
  • Solutions for Conflict Midterm 2 are available.

Wed Nov 8
Solutions for Midterm 2 are available.

Tue Nov 7

Earlier announcements

Si maintenant vous me donnez une équation que vous aurez choisie à votre gré, et que vous desirez connaître si elle est ou non soluble par radicaux, je n’aurai rien à y faire que de vous indiquer le moyen de répondre à votre question, sans vouloir charger ni moi ni personne de la faire. En un mot les calculs sont impracticables.

Algorithms are for people who don't know how to buy RAM.

The only way to learn is by playing, the only way to win is by learning, and the only way to begin is by beginning. So without further ado, let's begin.
— Sam Reich, Game Changer (2019–present)