General Information 2014a



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lab assistant (חונך):
Ofer Horowitz
The lab assistant will be available to help students who encounter programming difficulties, in a regular weekly 2-hour lab session.

Office Hours

Amiram: coordinate via email
Daniel: coordinate via email
Amir: coordinate via email
Michal: coordinate via email

Weekday Regular Class Schedule

Group Type Hours Location staff
01 Lecture Sun 14-16
Wed 10-12
Dan David 001 Prof. Amiram Yehudai and Dr. Daniel Deutch
02 Recitation Mon 10-12 Kaplun 118 Dan David 110 Amir Rubinstein
03 Recitation Tue 10-12 Kaplun 118 Amir Rubinstein
04 Lecture Sun 16-18
Wed 12-14
Dan David 001 Prof. Amiram Yehudai and Dr. Daniel Deutch
05 Recitation Mon 12-14 Shenkar-Physics 104 Michal Kleinbort
06 Recitation Tue 8-10 Schreiber 007 Michal Kleinbort

Lab Support

Hours Location staff
Tue 15:00-16:00, Thu 13:30-14:30 Schreiber 004 lab Ofer Horowitz



Based on final exam (70-80%) and homework assignments (30-20%).
The exact weights will be decided after MOED A exam.

Home Assignments

Homework submission is in singles. A new HW sheet will be published every 2 weeks (meaning a total of about 6-7 sheets), each consisting of practical and theoretical assignments.
Please read carefully: HW submission guidlines, appeal guidlines, and HW checklist.


The lectures given by Prof. Benny Chor at the 2012 fall senester (or, at least, most of them) are on YouTube:
However, bear in mind that these lectures are somewhat different from the lectures of our semester. Exam and HW are based on the material taught in class.

Forum Policy

You are welcome to use the discussion forum of this site.

  • To encourage discussion, we will normally take some time before answering a posted question. Nevertheless, we will acknowledge correctness of answers posted by fellow students.
  • Read previous questions and answers before you post. We will ignore questions appearing more than once.
  • A question relevant for the entire course is more likely to get an answer when posted in the forum rather than when sent to us by email. Especially a day before the exam.
  • Keep the forum tidy by using threads wisely:
    • Refrain from posting an unrelated question in an open thread,
    • Refrain from starting a new thread when you have a follow-up question (to someone else's question or to yours),
    • Use meaningful titles for your messages


Text Books

There is currently no textbook for the course. We may write one :)

Recommended Reading about Python:

1. Python 3 documentation,, is the official language manual, and a very useful resource.
2. Think Python, by Allen B. Downey, which is available online.
3. A book by John Zelle, “Python programming: an introduction to computer science”, second edition. Fraklin, Beedle & Associates. The second edition refers to Python 3.x, which is the version used in the course.

Some useful system information

how to open an account
working with linux

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