EEL5544: Course Policies
It is assumed that students taking this course have completed the prerequisite courses. In particular, basic "signal and system" concepts, such as Fourier analysis and convolution, should be well mastered. If this is not the case, some extra effort will be required by the student to supplement the material presented in class.
Since this is a graduate course, I expect students to play an active role in the learning process. This means that for most of the time, I will only cover basic concepts and examples in class and you are responsible for initiating the other components, such as generating questions for me and yourselves, reading the textbook and other references, finding more exercises to do, relating abstract concepts and ideas to practical applications and etc., of your own learning process. Do not expect the homework and exam questions to be straightforward applications of formulas that you hope I'll tell you in class. I can assure you that there will be "discontinuities" going from the material in class to the homework and exam questions. You will need to think about how to solve these problems by extrapolating the basic knowledge that you acquire in class. Remember that you have to take the initiative to learn. If you are motivated, I am sure that you will have fun in this class. If you just come to look for a good grade with minimal effort, I guarantee that you will feel miserable during the semester and be disappointed at the end of it.
A tentative syllabus, which contains reading assignments and topics, is provided. The syllabus will be adapted according to the perceived needs of the students as the course progresses.
It is assumed that you will be present for every class period, but under any circumstances you are responsible for any information passed out in class. Office hours for contacting the course instructor and TA will be set up. I will also set up help sessions on the homework questions every Thursday morning in the 2nd period.
Honor Code: All students are expected to follow the honor code of the University of Florida. A formal academic dishonesty process will be carried out if palgiarism or cheating (in homework and exams) is suspected. Once verified, students involved will automatically receive the failing grade. Further disciplinary actions may also result.
Collaboration on homework is permitted, provided
Please notice the test date. If you are
unable to appear for the test for any reason, please
contact the instructor at least a week before the
test.
A written request must be submitted within one week you
receive your graded test for possible consideration of regrade. You
should write down, in detail, the reasons for requesting regrade. The
whole test will be regraded and hence your final score may be lower
than your original one.
Students with disabilities: Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.