Although attendance is not taken, I urge everyone to
come to class regularly. You will be responsible for all material that
has been mentioned in class. The handouts cover most of it, but the
class period should be valued as an excellent forum for questions that
you may have. Please ask whenever you are unclear about certain aspects
of the material. Chances are that you won't be alone. I'd like to
maintain a lively student-teacher interaction in the lecture.
Lab procedures and lab grading policy:
Labs are handed out in class and are due at midnight on the dates listed in the course schedule. Submits will be done on Stony Brook Blackboard. It is your responsibility to check whether the upload was sucessful and you received a proper grade for your lab work. The grades will be posted in a timely fashion on Blackboard.
Late penalties (10% per each late day) are imposed precisely at midnight on the day the lab is due. There are no extensions given to individuals unless its an extreme case of a proven emergency. There is
plenty of time to do the labs, especially if you start on them right away. If
you wait, you may run out of time, and this is your responsibility. I
will, however, give extensions to the class in case of general equipment
failure or other, universal, uncontrollable, devastating circumstances.
Academic misconduct policy:
Don't cheat. Cheating on anything will be dealt with as academic
misconduct and handled accordingly. I won't spend a lot of time trying
to decide if you actually cheated. If I think cheating might have
occurred, then evidence will be forwarded to the University's Academic
Misconduct Committee and they will decide. If cheating has occured, an F
grade will be awarded. Discussion of assignments is acceptable, but you
must do your own work. Near duplicate assignments will be considered
cheating unless the assignment was restrictive enough to justify such
similarities in independent work. Just think of it that way: Cheating
impedes learning and having fun. The labs are meant to give you an
opportunity to really understand the class material. If you don't do the
lab yourself, you are likely to fail the exams. Please also note that
opportunity makes thieves: It is your responsibility to protect your
work and to ensure that it is not turned in by anyone else. No excuses!
Note: The software you design must be your own. Do not use the software
that comes with the book or any kind of software you find on the
internet. You will not be able to pass the exams if you don't write the
software on your own. I consider incorporation of third-party software
(with the exception of the OpenGL and FLTK libraries) as plagiarism and
I will prosecute it as such.
If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability
that may impact on your ability to carry out assigned course work, I
would urge that you contact the staff in the Disabled Student Services
office (DSS), Room 133 Humanities, 632-6748/TDD. DSS will review your
concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and
appropriate. All information and documentation of disability is