Mechanics Syllabus Assignments Supplemental
CS 581: Spring 2012

Course Mechanics

CS 581: Theory of Computation
3 credits

Instructor: James Hook
office: Fourth Avenue Building, room 120-05
PSU phone: +1 503 725 5540
office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm, Willow Creek 314, or by appointment
No office hours on April 17 or 19.

Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:30pm , Willow Creek 311.

Final Exam: Tuesday, June 12, 5:30 -- 7:20pm.

Class mailing list:

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Collaboration policy:

Unless explicitly instructed otherwise, please hand in solutions that you prepared individually without directly consulting other sources or notes. Never represent the work of others as your own work.

You are encouraged to meet with other students to discuss homework problems, but please discard all notes from these sessions. Do not consult notes from discussions with other students or other solutions when preparing your solution. Do not provide other students with access to your solution. If you require resources other than the book to solve a problem please identify those reources with proper citations (but as for collaborations, set the source asside and do not consult it directly when preparing your soultion). When selecting other resources, give priority to original sources, texts, and lecture notes. Do not consult sample soultions specific to the problems assigned.

No exam problems are to be discussed with another student until both students have handed in their exams.

Students are responsible to keep their exam answers to themselves. Allowing a solution to be copied is as serious a breach of academic integrity as copying.

Academic Integrity:
Academic integrity is a core value of the university. You are expected to behave with integrity at all times. Cheating will result in a grade of zero on the assignment or exam on which the student cheats and the initiation of disciplinary action at the university level. See the Student Code of Conduct:

As a guideline I will base 40% of the grade on the final exam, 30% on the midterm, and 30% on homework. Other factors, including class participation, may be considered as well.

Be prepared to discuss key ideas in your solutions in the class period where they are due. I may elect to grade a subset of the assigned problems.

All assignments are due at the beginning of class. Late assignments will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances, preferably with prior approval.

Students Requiring Accommodation:
If you are a student with a disability in need of academic accommodations, you should register with Disability Services for Students and notify the instructor immediately to arrange for support services.

Equal Opportunity:
Portland State University supports equal educational opportunity for all regardless of sex, race, national origin, age, marital status, handicap, religion or sexual orientation.