Course Organization


Lectures have two formats: whiteboard presentation and slides presentation.

Attending lectures is absolutely critical.

Slides and lecture notes will be made available after lectures, but they will be difficult to understand in isolation. Readings will cover some---but not all---of the course material.


Most lectures are paired with a reading. These are optional and classes will not exactly follow the readings, but you will get more out of the lectures if you skim the readings afterwards. Readings will be drawn from these books:

You are welcome to buy physical copies if you wish---they're good books!---but the online versions will suffice for this course.


Midterm and Final exam

Grading Policy

Your grade will be based on these components:

Your lowest homework score will be dropped.