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Handout 1: Course Information


In addition, as a free service to its students, the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science provides one-on-one peer assistance in many basic undergraduate Course VI classes. During the first nine weeks of the term, you may request a tutor who will meet with you for a few hours a week to aid in your understanding of course material. You and your tutor arrange the hours that you meet, for your mutual convenience. More information is available on the HKN web page:


Tutoring is also available from the Tutorial Services Room (TSR) sponsored by the Office of Minority Education. The tutors are undergraduate and graduate students, and all tutoring sessions take place in the TSR (Room 12-124) or the nearby classrooms. For further information, go to




The online registration form on the course web page asks you to fill out a sign-up sheet. The information you provide will help the course staff to get to know you better and create a mailing list and a course directory. Signing up is a requirement of the course. You will find it difficult to pass the course if you aren’t in the class! You should notify your TA immediately if you drop the course after having registered. Listeners should also register for the course in order to be on the mailing list.

You must register before 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 4. We will email your recitation assignment to you before noon on Thursday, February 4. If you do not receive this information from us by Thursday noon, please send email to Steve Weis (sweis@mit.edu).


Problem Sets

Eight problem sets will be assigned during the semester. The course calendar, available at the course web site, shows the tentative schedule of assignments and due dates, but the actual due date will always be on the problem set itself.

Homework is due before lecture or recitation on the given due date. Problem sets will not be accepted after the start of class.

Late homeworks will not be accepted. If there are extenuating circumstances, you should make prior arrangements with your recitation instructor at least 24 hours before the due date.

An excuse from the Dean’s Office or your doctor will be required if prior arrangements have not been made.

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