Final project, paper (50%) and presentation (10%). See
Homework and final projects must be typeset in LaTeX.
If you are not familiar with LaTeX, see this
The lecture and assignment pages also have templates to get you started.
We expect to have roughly 3 lightweight problem sets for the course, subject to the
No late days. No extensions.
Each problem set contributes the same amount to your final grade.
It is recommended, though not required, that problem set submissions
be typeset in LaTeX; here is a template
to start with.
Solutions do not need to include all calculations, trivial details etc.
Just prove that you found the solution, and that you understand it
Homework is always due at 11:59pm on the due date.
Collaboration to solve homework problems is allowed, but students must then
write up the solutions on their own and list names of all collaborators at
the beginning of the first page.
You may read papers to help find solutions to problems, but they must be
properly cited, and you must explain the solution in a way that
demonstrates your understanding (a homework submission simply stating “this
problem is solved in paper X” would receive no credit, for example).
There is no textbook for this class (we will rely on lecture notes).