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Computer Science 210
Artificial Intelligence

Spring 1999 Syllabus/Homepage

Last modified 1/16/99


Chris Pollett.
CH 126
Ext 7344.

Office Hours

TR 2:35-4:00pm

Classroom and Meeting Times

Classes meet TR 4:05pm - 5:20pm in JC204 

Required Textbooks


To enroll in this course, you must have taken one semester of programming.


This course surveys the major areas of artificial intelligence. We will discuss various search techniques, knowledge representation, reasoning methods under uncertainty, planning algorithms, and learning algorithms. Programming for this course will mainly be done using LISP, although we will talk about Prolog and ML.

Grade Breakdown

Homeworks       50% 
Midterm         20%    
Final           30%

Important Dates

The midterm will be Feb 25. I will be out of town on March 19-23. So there will be no class on Tuesday, March 23.

Homework Assignments

Homework will generally be given every week or two and will be mostly programming assignments.

Late Policy / Grading Policy

In general, you will have at least one week to work on a homework assignment and two opportunities to attend my office hours before a given assignment is due.

Late homeworks will not be accepted; however, your low homework score will be dropped.

When I assign grades I usually give the high score an A+. I do curve grades. However, if your final aggregate score is less than 50% you will most likely receive an F.


As shown above in the grade breakdown there will be both a midterm and final in this course. The final will cover only material from the second half or the semester. These exams will test whether or not the student has mastered the material both presented in class or assigned as homework during the semester. I will try to avoid both tricky and ambiguous questions. The week before each exam I will try to give out a list of problems representative of the level of difficulty of problems the student will be expected to answer on the exam.

Homework Sets

|HW1| HW2| HW2 Alternate| HW3| HW4| HW5| HW6|
The last assignment this semester is to read Chapters 24,26,27 out of R&N.

Homework Solns

Solutions to selected problems will be posted here.

| Homework 1 Problem 1 | Homework 1 Problem 2 |

| Alternate Homework 2 Problem 1 | Alternate Homework 2 Problem 2 |

Sign Up Form

People enrolled in this class should complete the following class sign up form: CS210FORM

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