Information Type | Data |
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Meeting Time | TuTh 9:30—10:45; |
Meeting Room | MATH 514 |
Instructor | Professor Marek Rychlik |
Office | Mathematics 605 |
rychlik@email.arizona.edu | |
Telephone | 1-520-621-6865 |
Homepage | http://alamos.math.arizona.edu/math577 |
Homepage (Mirror) | http://marekrychlik.com/math577 |
Personnel | Day(s) of the Week | Hour | Room | Comment |
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Marek Rychlik | Tu | 10:50—11:50 | Mathematics 605 | Regular Office Hours in my office |
Marek Rychlik | Tu | 11:50—12:50 | Mathematics 605 | Regular Office Hours in my office |
Marek Rychlik | Tu | 12:50—1:50 | Mathematics 605 | Regular Office Hours in my office |
Homework, and take-home final, shall be submitted as a typed paper, with the exception of these graphs and figures which cannot be easily drawn with software. The work shall be submitted electronically, as a PDF document, through D2L, using the Dropbox feature of D2L.
The student is expected to be comfortable with scientific computing. Most of the homework will involve writingt small programs in a programming language chosen by the student.
Homework is assigned throughout the semester.
Week | Dates | Topics | Sections Covered |
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1 | Jan 15—Jan 17 | Measuring complexity. | |
2 | Jan 20—Jan 24 | Dynamic programming and greedy algorithms. Discrete vs. continuous optimization. | Chapter 1 |
3 | Jan 27—Jan 31 | Review of graphs and NP-hard problems, e.g. finding Hamiltonian paths, cliques, etc. | Chapter 1 |
4 | Feb 3—Feb 7 | Review of graphs and NP-hard problems, e.g. finding Hamiltonian paths, cliques, etc. | Chapter 2, 3 |
5 | Feb 10—Feb 14 | Solving problems by message passing. Belief propagation. | |
6 | Feb 17—Feb 21 | Solving problems by message passing. Belief propagation. | |
7 | Feb 24—Feb 28 | Ising-type models. Sampling. Partition function. | |
8 | Mar 2—Mar 6 | Ising-type models. Sampling. Partition function. | |
Mar 9—Mar 13 | Spring Recess. | ||
9 | Mar 16—Mar 20 | Graphical models. | |
10 | Mar 23—Mar 27 | Graphical models. | |
11 | Mar 30—Apr 3 | Counting. | |
12 | Apr 6—Apr 10 | Phase transitions in computing. | |
13 | Apr 13—Apr 17 | Phase transitions in computing. | |
14 | Apr 20—Apr 24 | Basics of quantum computing. | |
16 | Apr 27—May 1 | Basics of quantum computing. | |
17 | May 4—May 6 | Review. | All. |
17 | May 7 | Reading Day - no classes or finals | |
Finals Week | May 14 (Thursday) | Final Exam, 8:00 am - 10:00 am (regular room). NOTE: This class has no final exam. |
Students are expected to attend every scheduled class and to be familiar with the University Class Attendance policy as it appears in the General Catalog. It is the student's responsibility to keep informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes.
Students are expected to behave in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student's submitted work must be the student's own. University policies can be found at http://policy.arizona.edu/academic.
See http://policy.web.arizona.edu/threatening-behavior-students. No prohibited behavior will be tolerated.
Students who miss the first two class meetings will be administratively dropped unless they have made other arrangements with the instructor.
Students are expected to be present for all exams. If a verifiable emergency arises which prevents you from taking an in-class exam at the regularly scheduled time, the instructor must be notified as soon as possible, and in any case, prior to the next regularly scheduled class. Make-up exams and quizzes will be administered only at the discretion of the instructor and only under extreme circumstances. If a student is allowed to make up a missed exam, (s)he must take it at a mutually arranged time. No further opportunities will be extended. Failure to contact your instructor as stated above or inability to produce sufficient evidence of a real emergency will result in a grade of zero on the exam. Other remedies, such as adjusting credit for other exams, may be considered.
Disabled students must register with Disability Resources and be identified to the course instructor through the University's online process in order to use reasonable accommodations.
It is the University's goal that learning experiences be as accessible as possible. If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers based on disability, please let me know immediately so that we can discuss options. You are also welcome to contact Disability Resources 520-621-3268 to establish reasonable accommodations.
Please be aware that the accessible table and chairs in this room should remain available for students who find that standard classroom seating is not usable.
The grade of "I" will be awarded if all of the following conditions are met:
The information contained in the course syllabus, other than the grade and absence policies, is subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.