INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Mark Allen Weiss
OFFICE HOURS: You are free to stop by my office (ECS-355) any time you can find me. My office hours represent a time when I am (more or less) guaranteed to be available. This semester this is Monday and Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:15 PM, and after 6:15PM (except on August 31, September 2, and the following hockey nights: October 28, November 4, November 25). My office phone is FIU-2036.
On other days, and after hours, you are better off trying email: . You will generally get an answer within 10 minutes of my reading the message, and I do tend to be connected often and at very late hours.
I have three standing rules:
LANGUAGES AND PLATFORMS: This course will be conducted in C++. No prior experience is needed. We will use Microsoft's Visual C++ 5.0 compiler.
TEXT: The course text is Problem Solving, Abstraction, and Design Using C++ (Vector Version), by Friednam, Friedman, and Koffman.
COURSE GRADING: Grades will be based on ten programs, occasional pop quizzes (unannounced), at least one exam and a final examination. The exam(s) are worth 2 programs, the final is worth 3 programs, and each quiz is worth half a program. You need 70% to get a C. I reserve the right to change the method of assigning grades, including changing the number of assignments or exams, but in no case will a curve be applied.
PROGRAMS: Barring tragedy, I will not accept late programs. Your submission must include source code, sample output, and a virus-free 3.5" floppy. I will generally specify what the data is. Your work must be your own, and you must attest to this in a signed comment that begins each program. The assignments and if appropriate, input data, will be placed here.Course Topics We'll try to get most of the way through the book. I expect to go sequentially.