Please bookmark the following three websites:
All materials can be accessed from the course homepage.
Materials consist of the following resources:
The lecture and PP notes contain the mandatory materials. Some lecture notes are extended by a reading assignment, see the first cell in the lecture notes. These reading assignment are also part of the mandatory materials.
Slides that are not required for the exam are moved to the end of the notes and preceded by an OPTIONAL SLIDES header.
The accompanying Video Guides aim to cover just the main points or (expected) sticky issues in a lecture.
Here’s our recommendation on how to study for this class. Before each lecture:
Aside from the regular classes, you are encouraged to disscuss any issues in Piazza. Your questions will be answered at the Piazza site by fellow students and accorded (or dorrected, amended) by the teaching staff.
We will be using Piazza for class discussion. The system is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from both classmates and the teaching staff.
Sign up for Piazza today if you have not done so. And install the Piazza app on your phone!
The quicker you begin asking questions on Piazza (rather than via emails), the quicker you'll benefit from the collective knowledge of your classmates and instructors. We encourage you to ask questions when you're struggling to understand a concept—you can even do so anonymously.
We will also disseminate news and announcements via Piazza.
Unless it is a personal issue, pose your course-related questions at Piazza (in the right folder).
Please contribute to the class by answering questions at Piazza.
You can use LaTeX in Piazza for math (and please do so!).
Piazza has a great
search feature. Use search before putting in new questions.
We will hold live class sessions at the regular class hours.
The live classes are an opportunity to speak with the teaching staff directly about any issues.
The live sessions will probably be short: as much as possible, I'd like to address technical questions and issues through Piazza so they are more easily accessible and searchable afterwards.
There will be a written exam in multiple-choice format.
You are not allowed to use books nor bring printed or handwritten formula sheets to the exam. Difficult-to-remember formulas are supplied at the exam sheet.
No smartphones at the exam.
The tested material consists of the lecture + PP notes (+ reading assignments as assigned in the first cell/slide of each lecture notebook).
The class homepage contains two representative practice exams from previous terms.
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