About the Course
Functional Problem Solving with Scheme
What questions about the course do you have that are not answered by the web site?
Are we expected to master Scheme by the end of the course and use it exclusively, or will we submit final products in the form of algorithms as well?
I suppose that depends on what you mean by "master." There are some capabilities of Scheme that we won't study, but you will hopefully be masters of the most important and fundamental concepts/capabilities.
Second, will most assignments be handed in on paper, by email, or in some other non-physical form?
Nearly all assignments will be submitted by email. The major exception is that exams you will submit both electronically by email and in paper form. There is also a small portion of the project that you will submit physically as well (since you'll be drawing it).
Are all of the resources that we will need to do the programming parts of this course available freely on the internet?
In one fashion or another, yes. Feel free to ask if you have more particular questions.
What section of the class do you think will give us the most difficulty?
That is an interesting question. Aside from the fact you will learn much about composing algorithms, one technique that involves a different way of thinking than you may be used to is recursion.
From the website, I still don't know what is the A range for your class? Is it above 90?
I usually give an A to those students whose average above 93.
I'm still a little bit confused by "check the assignments on the course web page", as in my P-web, I still cannot see our course under the course areas list, is there something wrong with it?
We will not be using Pioneer Web for this course. Instead, you can find assignments under the "Assignments" link on this page (at the top).
I understand the Computer Science department has their own network and development platform and that the lab is open 24 hours (unless that has changed). However, is it possible obtain the platform for our own system? If so, is possible to access the network externally, if need be?
The lab is not physically open 24 hours, though it is open fairly late. It is possible to access the network externally, and it is also possible for you to download our development environment locally as well. You can find
more information here
under the section "Obtaining Gimp."
Created 20 January 2010