Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Re: About Calculator

Rainforests schmainforests. What'd they ever done for us other than providing a breeding ground for billiard-ball sized mosquitoes?

But if you insist, use of laptops to look at slides and calc.exe is  fine (I thought I already mentioned this..but may be not)


On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Nicholas Vaidyanathan <Nicholas.Vaidyanathan@asu.edu> wrote:
Similarly, I store all my notes on my laptop and would like to avoid contributing to wasted paper and destruction of rainforests...can I keep the slides and calc.exe open and use it (no trawling the net, etc etc)?

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 7:42 AM, Subbarao Kambhampati <rao@asu.edu> wrote:
This would be fine. Honor code will be enforced.


ps: The innumeracy of America seems to be on the raise. The "calculator" related questions seem to be the single largest class of questions I have received :-( May be on Thursday we should do Kumon...

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 11:26 PM, Farooq Khera <fkhera@asu.edu> wrote:
can we use a regular calculator and just promise not to use the matrix functionality cuz i'm sure most engineers only own one calculator, usually the texas instruments kind.

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 9:43 PM, Subbarao Kambhampati <rao@asu.edu> wrote:
Yes--basic calculators will be allowed (but not those with matrix or vector operations).


On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 3:30 PM, Shuiwang Ji <shuiwang.ji@gmail.com> wrote:
Prof. Rao,

Is calculator (with basic arithmetic functionality) allowed for the exam?



Nicholas Vaidyanathan
Doctoral Student @ Arizona State University
President of IEEE CS Society (2008)
School of Computing and Informatics

No comments: