Brief instructions. In the textbook, there are at least 5 exercises in each chapter. During lecture week x, you can solve any number of exercises in chapter x, and return them to the teaching assistants for grading. Try to solve at least 3 exercises each week.
Grading. Normal exercises are worth 2 points and the exercises marked with a star are worth 4 points. Each week you can get at most 6 points (e.g. 3 normal exercises solved correctly). There are 12 weeks, and your final score from the exercises is the maximum of the 10 highest-scoring weeks (i.e., you can skip two weeks without losing any points).
You will get points only for solutions that are (mostly) correct. If you are unsure about your solution idea, come to the exercise session and ask for help. You can also play safe and solve more than 3 exercise each week, in case some of your solutions are not correct.
Deadlines. The deadline for returning the exercises of chapter x is Monday after lecture week x, before midnight. Please return your solution via MyCourses, as a PDF file. A scanned copy of a handwritten solution is fine, as long as it is relatively easy to read. The deadlines are strict; late submissions are not graded.
Collaboration. In this course, you can work together with other students in order to solve the exercises. During the exercise session, there are plenty of opportunities to get help from your fellow students and also from the teaching assistant. This is permitted and encouraged. However, you must write up your solution by yourself, completely in your own words. The best approach is that you brainstorm with other students to come up with a solution idea, but then each of you works by yourself to write it up and fill in the details.
More challenges? In the textbook, there are several exercises that are marked with a star; these are more challenging exercises that go beyond the scope of this course. These exercises provide an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills, especially if your are interested in e.g. writing a Master's thesis or doing doctoral studies in this area.
We also offer a selection of small research projects that are related to the topics of this course. See the CSUROP web page or ask the course staff for more information.