ECE 3020AB: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Engineering

Fall 2017


Instructor Prof. Doug Blough
Office 3356 KACB (Klaus Advanced Computing Bldg.)
Phone 404-385-1271
E-Mail doug.blough
Office Hours Wed.   3:00-4:00 PM
Thurs. 2:00-3:00 PM

Course Objectives: This course explores fundamental concepts in discrete mathematics and their efficient realization via appropriate algorithms, data structures, computer programs, and hardware. It also includes discussion of engineering and computational applications of the mathematical concepts. As part of this course, students will: Additional information about the course can be found in the detailed outline.

Grading: Exam 1 25%
  Exam 2 25%
  Homework 20%
  Final Exam 30%

Homework: Homework will be assigned weekly, including during dead week. The lowest homework grade will be dropped.

Responsibility for material: Students are responsible for all material in assigned sections of text, even if not explicitly covered in lecture. Students are also responsible for all material covered in lecture.

Makeup Exams and Incompletes: As a rule, makeup exams will be offered at the discretion of the professor and only for scheduled absences that are requested in writing at least one week in advance. Medical emergencies are the only exception to this rule and in case of such an emergency, the student must contact the professor as soon as possible to discuss the makeup. Incomplete grades will be given only in extraordinary circumstances.

Late Turn-in and Regrading: No late homeworks will be accepted. Exams will not be considered for regrading later than the next class period after they are returned. Regrading requests should be submitted in writing with a specific explanation of the possible grading error. Photocopies of completed exams will be made by the instructor prior to returning them.

Academic Honesty: Although students are encouraged strongly to communicate with each other to assist in learning the course material, all students are expected to complete course work individually, following all instructions stated in conjunction with exams and assignments. All conduct in this course will be governed by the Georgia Tech honor code. Additionally, it is expected that students will respect their peers and the instructor such that no one takes unfair advantage of any other person associated with the course. Any suspected cases of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Students for further action.

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