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Unformatted text preview: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Handout 1 6.046J/18.410J: Introduction to Algorithms February 5, 2002 Professors Michel Goemans and Piotr Indyk Course Information 1 Staff Lecturers: Michel Goemans 2-351 617-253-2688 goemans@math.mit.edu Piotr Indyk NE43-373 617-452-3402 indyk@theory.lcs.mit.edu Teaching Assistants: Brian Dean NE43-410 617-253-0702 bdean@theory.lcs.mit.edu Jon Feldman NE43-309 617-253-5883 jonfeld@theory.lcs.mit.edu Rachel Greenstadt NE43-527 617-253-0004 greenie@mit.edu Joshua A. Tauber NE43-369 617-253-1499 josh@lcs.mit.edu Yoav Yerushalmi NE43-xxx TBA yoav@mit.edu Course Secretary: Chuck Wright NE43-301 617-253-6025 chuck@theory.lcs.mit.edu World Wide Web: http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/classes/6.046 Email: 6046-staff@theory.lcs.mit.edu 2 Prerequisites A strong understanding of programming and a solid background in discrete mathematics, including probability, are necessary prerequisites to this course. This course is the header course for the MIT/EECS Engineering Concentration of Theory of Computation. You are expected to have taken 6.001 Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs and 6.042J/18.062J Mathematics for Computer Science , and received a grade of C or higher in both classes. If you do not meet these requirements, you must talk to a TA before registering for the course. 2 Handout 1: Course Information 3 Lectures Lectures will be held in Room 54-100 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs- days. You are responsible for material presented in lectures, including oral comments made by the lecturer. 4 Recitations Students must attend a one-hour recitation session each week. The course staff will schedule recitations. You are responsible for material presented in recitation. Attendance in recitation has been well correlated in the past with exam performance. Recitations also give you a more intimate opportunity to ask questions and interact with the course staff. MIT recitations will be taught by the teaching assistants on Fridays. Handout 2 asks you to fill out the sign-up sheet on the course web page to indicate your preferences for recitation sections. Recitation assignments made by the scheduling office are inoperative. 5 Handouts Most handouts will be made available on the course web page in formats suitable for printing. This is one of the few handouts that will be available in lecture. Students should download and print out the handouts from the course web page. You will receive an email reminder when the handouts are available online. The email message will say where and when the fewwhen the handouts are available online....
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