COMP 160: Introduction to Algorithms
Instructor: Greg Aloupis
General information: things to know before you take the class.
Location, contact info, textbook, prerequisites, topics covered, grading scheme, etc.
Lectures: lecture slides, links, notes.
NEWS (you are expected to check this section 24 hours after class)
- Friday, Dec.13.
- Recitation Tuesday 6pm
- exam 2 answers.
- The average for exam 2 was 84.5. The median was 87!
- Old news
- For information about the 2nd exam, please see
this page. This includes notes from the review session.
- Taking the quiz into account, the average midterm score went up 2-3%.
- Answers for the multiple-choice quiz are available. I recommend that you look at the
itself without seeing the answers, for practice. Then look at the
and try to understand what you missed. Finally, you can see some explanations (for some of the questions),
- We will keep the max score among the quiz and the multiple choice section on the first exam.
- Letter grades for your progress in class (counting exam 1 and homeworks 1-5)
were sent out on Saturday. If you didn't receive an email from me, let me know.
- Preliminary statistics show that the average midterm score was 67% (including my bonus points). The average multiple choice score was 58%, and each of the other two sections was about 69-70%. These numbers might change slightly.
- Here's info about who graded what:
Xian: 3, 6, 11 ---
Michelle: 2, 5, 12 ---
Sara: 7, 8, 9 ---
Sepideh: 4, 10, 13.
- Exam solutions are
here. Answers are in red. Some further explanations are in blue.
Announcement by Sepideh:
Those who got this comment "you assumed that none of the elements in A can appear in B" on their HW4.Q2 either go to office hours on Thursday or set an appointment with Sepideh to have their marks for HW4.Q2 revised.
- Andrew provided a
summary of what he went over at today's recitation (oct 21).
- Andrew said: If you go to the
for all the MIT 6.046 semester course pages, you can click through many of the semesters to find the study materials for the first midterm and quizzes before this midterm, e.g. the
first practice quiz
from Spring 2003. Some of the semester links will take you to a page requesting a Kerberos certificate; this means you won't be able to view that semester. But there are still plenty of questions across the many semesters.