The grades are based on the following components:
|Quizzes (best 6 of 8)
Please note that the grades will be based on a curve and will not use
the absolute grading scale.
Of the 8 quizzes that will be offered during the term, you may drop the
lowest two of them. There will be no makeup quizzes so be sure
not to miss more than you absolutely have to. In addition there
will sometimes be 'bonus' questions on the quizzes which are for the
students who have extra time. Before each of the quizzes you
will be given practice problems from which to study. The quizzes
will take roughly 1/2 hour to 1 hour at the end of the class day they
are scheduled, HOWEVER I reserve the right to deviate from the
announced times as necessary.
There will be a computer assignment which I expect to make due towards
the beginning of November. This does not involve
programming. It is a web based assignement where you will be
asked to run a computer program to break a ciphertext which will be
e-mailed to you. If you do not have regular access to e-mail then
please see me because I will need to make other arrangements of how to
proceed with this assignment.
Click here to see the quiz grades. They are filed
under the last four digits of your student id number. If they are not correct then
please e-mail me and let me know the problem.
Click here to see the final grades for the course. They are filed
under the last four digits of your student id number.