CIS 610, Summer 1, 2009
Geometric Methods in Computer Science
Course Information
June 18 2009
** The Due date for Homework 2 is postponed to June 23**
This version (Summer 1, 2009) will be devoted mostly to
Affine Geometry, Euclidean Geometry, Orthogonal Transformations,
Spectral Theorems, SVD, Polar Forms, PseudoInverses, PCA,
Convexity, Polytopes and Polyhedras,
Foundations of Linear Programming
Coordinates:
LRSM 112B, TuesdayThursday, 2:005:00pm
Instructor:
Jean H.
Gallier, GRW 476, 84405, jean@cis.upenn.edu
Office Hours:
TA/Graders:
Office Hours:
Prerequesites:
Basic Knowledge of linear algebra and geometry
(talk to me if you have doubts).
The version of CIS610 given this summer
will differ from previous versions in several ways:

Less material will be covered and in a more leasurely fashion.

There will be more emphasis on
motivations and more applications of the material will be
presented.

Rather than a single project at the end of the course,
several small projects will be proposed.
Students will be encouraged to propose their own miniprojects.

There will be more flexibility in the means for satisfying the course
requirements.
Textbook:
There will be no official textbook(s) but I will use material from
several sources including my book (abbreviated as GMA)
Latex Tutorial (Especially Section 11):
html
A Word of Advice :
Expect to be held to high standards, and conversely!
In addition to transparencies, I will distribute
lecture notes. Please, read the course notes regularly, and
start working early on the problems sets. They will be hard!
Take pride in your work. Be clear, rigorous, neat, and concise.
Preferably, use a good text processor, such as LATEX, to
write up your solutions.
Due to the difficulty of the homework problems and in order to
give you an opportunity to learn how to collaborate
more effectively (I do not mean "copy"), I will allow you
to work in small groups.
A group consists of AT MOST THREE students.
You are allowed to collaborate
with the same person(s) an unrestricted number of times.
Only one homework submission per group.
All members of a group
will get the SAME grade on a homework or a project
(please, list all names in a group).
It is forbidden to use solutions of problems posted on the internet.
If you use resources other than the textbook (or the recommended textbooks)
or the class notes, you must cite these references.
Plagiarism Policy
I assume that you are all responsible adults.
Copying old solutions verbatim or blatantly
isomorphic solutions are easily detectable.
DO NOT copy solutions from old solution
sheets, from books, from solutions posted on the internet, or from friend!
Either credit will be split among the perpetrators, or worse!
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