|Meeting Times:||Section 1: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:50, Trinkle B6|
Section 2: Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:50, Trinkle B6.
|Prerequisite:||CPSC 284, CPSC 225, and a grade of C or better in CPSC 240.|
|Office Hours:||MW 11:00 - 12:00, TR 9:00 - 11:00, or by appointment.|
Continued study of data modeling and incorporation of abstract data types including linked lists, stacks, queues, heaps, trees, and graphs. Study of advanced sorting and searching techniques. Provides experience in the use of algorithm analysis. Continued study of program design, coding, debugging, testing, and documentation in an object-oriented higher level language.
To become proficient in the following:
The grading scale used for this course is as follows:
There is a 10% per day late penalty on assignments that are not turned in on time. Final grades will not be rounded up, and no extra credit opportunities will be given on an individual basis.
Lab assignments are always due by midnight of the day following the lab. So Monday lab assignments are due by midnight on Tuesday, and Wednesday labs are due by midnight on Thursday.
This course is focused on building data structures and writing algorithms ourselves. As such, some assignments will prohibit the use of certain built-in Java data structures such as ArrayList, Hashtable, etc. Use of these will result in loss of points on those assignments.
The University provides the opportunity to provide grading feedback midway through the semester. This will take into account your score on the mid-term exam and the programming projects and lab exercises submitted up to that point. Any student receiving less than a 65% on either of these will receive a "U" for their mid-semester grade. If this happens to you, please don't hesitate to talk with me about how we can improve your performance in this class.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the letter and spirit of the UMW Honor Constitution, as well as the CPSC department honor policy. For this class in particular:
For labs, collaboration is OK. The goal of the labs is to ensure you understand the concepts we are going over.
For projects, your work must be your own. You may discuss the project with others, but the code in your project must be entirely written by you. It is an honor code violation to copy code from someone else either by copy and paste or by transcription, or to copy from the web.
For exams, you must not copy off of another student, or use any kind of unauthorized notes.
If you have any questions or need clarification, please don't hesitate to contact me!
The Office of Disability Services has been designated by the University as the primary office to guide, counsel, and assist students with disabilities. If you already receive services through the Office of Disability Services and require accommodations for this class, make an appointment with me as soon as possible to discuss your approved accommodations needs. Please bring your accommodation letter with you to the appointment. I will hold any information you share with me in the strictest confidence unless you give me permission to do otherwise. If you have not contacted the Office of Disability Services and need accommodations, I will be happy to refer you. The office will require appropriate documentation of disability. Their phone number is 540-654-1266. The office is located in Lee Hall, Room 401.
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Classroom activities in this course may be recorded by student's enrolled in the course for the personal, educational use of that student or for all students presently enrolled in the class only, and may not be further copied, distributed, published or otherwise used for any other purpose without the express written consent of the course instructor. All students are advised that classroom activities may be taped by students for this purpose. Distribution or sale of class recordings is prohibited without the written permission of the instructor and other students who are recorded. Distribution without permission is a violation of copyright law. This policy is consistent with UMW's Policy on Recording Class and Distribution of Course Materials.
|Date||Class Topic||Lab Topic||Assignment Due|
|January 13||Course Overview||Google Cloud Setup|
|January 15||Arrays||Two-Dimensional Arrays|
|January 20||Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Class|
|January 22||References and Memory||No Lab|
|January 27||Generics||Making an ArrayList|
|January 29||Building an ArrayList||No Lab||Grayscale Converter|
|February 3||Linked Lists||Linked List Count Method|
|February 5||Linked Lists Continued||Linked Lists vs. Array Lists|
|February 10||No class|
|February 12||Doubly Linked Lists||Doubly Linked Methods|
|February 17||Stacks||Stack Exercise||Big Ints|
|February 19||Queues||No Lab|
|February 24||List Variations, Midterm Topics||No Lab|
|February 26||Midterm Exam||Playlist|
|March 2||Spring Break|
|March 4||Spring Break|
|March 9||No Class|
|March 11||No Class|
|March 16||Algorithm Analysis||Big-O Exercise|
|March 18||Recursion||Recursion Exercise||Bank Simulator|
|March 23||Searching and Sorting||Sort Comparison|
|March 25||Binary Search Trees||Binary Tree Exercise|
|March 30||Binary Search Trees Continued||No Lab|
|April 1||Hash Tables||Hashing Exercise|
|April 6||Graphs||Graph Exercise|
|April 8||Graph Algorithms||No Lab||Spell Checker|
|April 13||Heaps||No Lab|
|April 15||Huffman Coding||No Lab|
|April 20||Bloom Filters||No Lab|
|April 22||Final Review||No Lab||Scheduler|
|April 29||Final Exam, [Section 1 8:30], [Section 2 12:00]|
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