6.02
Fall 2014
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6.02 Announcements
Week of December 15, 2014
 Quiz 3 is December 17th, 1:303:30pm, in Dupont. It covers
the networking part of the course, but there will be no explicit
questions about congestion control (thus, it covers lectures
1823).
 We are holding lab hours this week in preparation for the final;
check the lab hours page for these. Also check Piazza in case we need
to make any location changes.
 Remember that all checkoffs need to be completed in order
to pass 6.02. If you have any psets that you have not been checked
off for, email your TA ASAP. Checkoffs should be finished this week
unless you have extenuating circumstances (in which case email a staff
member).
 All psets have been graded. If you have any discrepancies about
a pset grade, email Katrina by Tuesday.
 This week's todo list:
 W: Quiz 3, 1:30pm3:30pm, Dupont
Week of December 8, 2014
 Quiz 3 is December 17th, 1:303:30pm, in Dupont. It
covers the networking part of the course, but there will be no
explicit questions about congestion control (thus, it covers lectures
1823). Monday and Wednesday's lectures will give additional context
for the quiz material, so although these lectures will not be
explicitly tested on Quiz 3, we expect you to attend both.
 Remember that all checkoffs need to be completed in order
to pass 6.02. If you have any psets that you have not been checked
off for, email your TA ASAP. Checkoffs should be finished this week
unless you have extenuating circumstances (in which case email a staff
member).
 Since the last day of classes is Wednesday, 12/10, there is no
recitation on Thursday.
 This week's todo list:
 M/W: Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 Tu: Recitation
 Th: No recitation
Week of December 1, 2014
 Problem set 9—the last problem set!— is
due December 5th at 11:45pm. This is a Friday, not a Thursday,
to give you an extra day to recover from Thanksgiving. However, our
lab closes at 5:15pm on Friday; we will not hold lab hours
Friday evening.
 Remember that all checkoffs need to be completed in order
to pass 6.02. If you have any psets that you have not been
checked off for, email your TA ASAP.
 This week's todo list:
 M/W: Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 Tu/Th: Recitation
 F: PS9 due
Week of November 24, 2014
 Problem set 8 is due November 26th at 11:45pm. We will
hold a few lab hours on Wednesday, but not as many as usual due to the
holiday. These lab hours will be in the Athena cluster in the
basement of Building 32, because our normal lab space will be closed.
 Lecture on Wednesday and recitation on Thursday are both canceled
for Thanksgiving!
 This week's todo list:
 M: Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 Tu: PS9 released
 Tu: Recitation
 W/Th: No lecture and no recitation
Week of November 17, 2014
 Problem set 7 is due November 20th at 11:45pm. PS7 covers
material on MAC protocols. Because of Thanksgiving, PS8 will
be due a bit earlier than usual, so the sooner you complete PS7, the
better.
 To that end, Problem set 8 is due November 26th at 11:45pm.
Note that the lecture that day is canceled for Thanksgiving, but we
will hold lab hours.
 Quiz 2 grades will be available on Monday night or Tuesday morning
of this week.
 This week's todo list:
 M/W: Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 M: PS8 released
 Tu/Th: Recitation
 Th: PS7 due at 11:45pm
Week of November 10, 2014
 Quiz 2 is November 13th, from 7:30pm9:30pm, in Walker.
The makeup will be November 14th, from 8:00am10:00am in
56154. Please email us if you need to take the makeup exam;
it is only for students with documented conflicts.
 Quiz 2 will contain material from lectures 8 through 17 (i.e., it
includes noise, and does not include MAC protocols). We have posted
practice problems and
quizzes here.
 Problem set 7 is due November 20th at 11:45pm. PS7 covers
material on MAC protocols. Because of Thanksgiving, PS8 will
be due a bit earlier than usual, so the sooner you complete PS7, the
better (PS8 will be released early next week).
 This week's todo list:
 M: No lecture  student holiday
 T: No recitation  Veterans Day
 W: Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 Th: Recitation (open office hours for Quiz 2)
 Th: Quiz 2 at 7:30pm9:30pm
 F: Quiz 2 conflict exam at 8:00am10:00am (this exam is only for
students with documented conflicts)
Week of November 3, 2014
 Problem set 6 is due November 6th at 11:45pm. PS6 is a bit
more involved than PS4 and PS5. It also involves using the audio
channel, which works best in a quiet environment. History suggests
that the lab on 11/6 will not be a quiet environment, so
hopefully you got started early!
 Quiz 2 is November 13th, from 7:30pm9:30pm, in Walker.
The makeup will be November 14th, from 8:00am10:00am in
56154. Please email us if you need to take the makeup exam;
it is only for students with documented conflicts.
 Quiz 2 will contain material from lectures 8 through 17 (i.e., it
includes noise, and does not include MAC protocols). We have posted
practice problems and
quizzes here.
 This week's todo list:
 M/W: Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 Tu/Th: Recitation.
 Th: PS6 due at 11:45pm
Week of October 27, 2014
 Problem set 6 is due November 6th at 11:45pm (next
week). Please start early. PS6 is a bit more involved than
PS4 and PS5. It also involves using the audio channel, which works
best in a quiet environment. History suggests that the lab on
11/6 will not be a quiet environment.
 You should all have received your grades for Quiz 1 by now. If
you do not know how to access them, please email the course staff.
 Historically, students have found the current part of the course
to be more challenging than the first part. To that end, please make
sure you are attending lectures and recitations; they are a much
better way to learn the course material than wading through the course
notes on your own. We have also made
some practice
problems available.
 This week's todo list:
 M/W: Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 Tu/Th: Recitation.
 Th: No pset due!
Week of October 20, 2014
 Problem set 5 is due October 23rd at 11:45pm. PS6 will be
released this week, and will be due on November 6th (two weeks
away). Start early! It's a bit more involved than PS4 and PS5.
 You should all have received your grades for Quiz 1 by now. If
you do not know how to access them, please email the course staff.
 Historically, students have found the current part of the course
to be more challenging than the first part. To that end, please make
sure you are attending lectures and recitations; they are a much
better way to learn the course material than wading through the course
notes on your own. We have also made
some practice
problems available.
 This week's todo list:
 M/W: Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 Tu/Th: Recitation.
 Th: PS5 due at 11:45pm
Week of October 13, 2014
 Problem set 4 is due October 16th at 11:45pm. PS5 will be
released Wednesday morning, and will be due next Thursday.
 There is no lecture this Monday because of the holiday.
 Historically, students have found the current part of the course
to be more challenging than the first part. To that end, please make
sure you are attending lectures and recitations; they are a much
better way to learn the course material than wading through the course
notes on your own. We have also made some practice problems available
on
noise,
LTI
systems, and
the
frequency response.
 This week's todo list:
 Tu/Th: Recitation.
 W: Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 Th: PS4 due at 11:45pm
Week of October 6, 2014
 Quiz 1 is October 7th, from 7:309:30pm, in 50340. The
makeup date, for students with documented conflicts, is Thursday
October 9th, from 8:00am  10:00am, in 32144. If you plan to take
the conflict exam, you must email us ahead of time to document your
conflict.
 The quiz material covers through lecture/recitation 7. We have
posted some practice quizzes and practice
problems here.
You are allowed to bring a twosided "crib sheet" to the exam (8.5 x
11 paper), with whatever you want on it. No electronics allowed.
 Tuesday's recitations will be open office hours. Bring questions!
The TAs have also increased the number of office hours on Monday and
Tuesday this week.
 PS4 will be available Wednesday morning.
 This week's todo list:
 M/W:
Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 Tu: Quiz 1, 7:30pm9:30pm, 50340.
 Tu/Th: Recitation.
Week of September 29, 2014
 Problem set 3 is due October 2nd at 11:45pm. There is no new
problem set this week because you should be focused on studying for
Quiz 1!
 Quiz 1 is October 7th, from 7:309:30pm, in 50340. The
makeup date, for students with documented conflicts, is Thurday
October 9th, from 8:00am  10:00am, in 32144. The quiz material
covers through lecture/recitation 7 (notably, the material we cover
this week on noise will not be covered on Quiz 1). We have
posted some practice quizzes and practice
problems here.
You are allowed to bring a twosided "crib sheet" to the exam (8.5 x
11 paper), with whatever you want on it. No electronics allowed.
 The add date is this Friday, October 3rd. If you are
taking 6.02 and haven't yet added the course, you need to do so by
5:00pm Friday.
 This week's todo list:
 M/W:
Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 Tu/Th: Recitation. Please attend the recitation section we have
assigned you. All sections are filled to capacity this term so we
cannot reassign you. If you have a class conflict that prevents you
from attending your assigned recitation, please contact
6.02tas@mit.edu and let us know all sections for which you're
available.
 Th: PS3 due at 11:45pm
 Fr: Add date
Week of September 22, 2014
 Problem set 2 is due September 25th at 11:45pm
(that is a hard deadline; it's not due at 5:45am the next day!).
 Problem set 3 will be available starting at 5:00pm on September
22nd. It is due next Thursday (10/02). Before starting the problem
set, you may want to try
some practice
problems.
 The first quiz is October 7th! It will cover the material through
this week's lectures and recitations (i.e., through lecture 7).
 This week's todo list:
 M/W:
Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 M: PS3 available
 Tu/Th: Recitation. Please attend the recitation section we have
assigned you. All sections are filled to capacity this term so we
cannot reassign you. If you have a class conflict that prevents you
from attending your assigned recitation, please contact
6.02tas@mit.edu and let us know all sections for which you're
available.
 Th: PS2 due at 11:45pm
Week of September 15, 2014
 Problem set 1 is due September 18th at 11:45pm
(that is a hard deadline; it's not due at 5:45am the next day!).
 Problem set 2 will be available starting at 5:00pm on September
15th. It is due next Thursday (9/25). Before starting the problem
set, you may want to try
some practice
problems.
 In order to use our lab facilities, students are required to read,
understand and sign the electrical safety information at the following
link, if they have not previously done so:
https://eecsug.scripts.mit.edu:444/safety/index.py/6.02
This should be completed before entering the lab area in Room 38530
for the first time.
 This week's todo list:
 M/W:
Lecture in 34101 at 2pm.
 M: PS2 available
 Tu/Th: Recitation. Please attend the recitation section we have
assigned you. All sections are filled to capacity this term so we
cannot reassign you. If you have a class conflict that prevents you
from attending your assigned recitation, please contact
6.02tas@mit.edu and let us know all sections for which you're
available.
 Th: PS1 due at 11:45pm
Week of September 8, 2014
 If you're registered for the course but are unable to get to
the PSet on the web site, it means we don't have you in our student
database. Please email 6.02tas from your mit.edu account and send
your student ID in your email and we'll add you.
 Problem set 0 is due September 11th at 11:45pm
(that is a hard deadline; it's not due at 5:45am the next day!).
 Problem set 1 will be available starting at 3:00pm on September
8th. It is due next Thursday (9/18). Before starting the problem
set, you may want to try
some practice
problems.
 In order to use our lab facilities, students are required to read,
understand and sign the electrical safety information at the following
link, if they have not previously done so:
https://eecsug.scripts.mit.edu:444/safety/index.py/6.02
This should be completed before entering the lab area in Room 38530
for the first time.
 Sign up on Piazza: We'll use the
6.02 Piazza forum for
Q&A and other discussions on PSets and the course.
 Portions of this web site require MIT certificates and have
been tested with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. If you're having
trouble with one browser, try another. If the problem persists across
browsers, post the symptoms of the problem on Piazza, including the
details of your browser and machine.
 This week's todo list:
 M/W:
Lecture in 34101 at 2 pm.
 M: PS1 available
 Tu/Th: Recitation. Please attend the recitation section assigned
to you by the registrar through Websis. All sections are filled to
capacity this term so we cannot reassign you. If you have a class
conflict that prevents you from attending your assigned recitation,
please contact 6.02tas@mit.edu and let us know all sections
for which you're available.
 Th: PS0 due at 11:45pm
Week of September 1, 2014
 For those of you with recitation conflicts, or who haven't been
assigned a recitation, please attend whatever recitation section you
can on Thursday, 9/4. We will finalize recitation assignments after
that.

Problem set 0 has been released. Please find it on the class web site
by clicking on "PS0" in the navigation bar. This problem set includes
some analytical questions about probability, and will help you get
your lab environment set up. It is due September 11th at 11:45pm
(that is a hard deadline; it's not due at 5:45am the next day!).
 Please read the course info page,
which describes course mechanics and policies, and
the learning objectives.
 Sign up on Piazza: We'll use the
6.02 Piazza forum for
Q&A and other discussions on PSets and the course.
 In order to use our lab facilities, students are required to read,
understand and sign the electrical safety information at the following
link, if they have not previously done so:
https://eecsug.scripts.mit.edu:444/safety/index.py/6.02
This should be completed before entering the lab area in Room 38530
for the first time.
 Consult the
Course Calendar
for a detailed schedule of lectures, recitations, labs and quizzes.
 Portions of this web site require MIT certificates and have
been tested with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. If you're having
trouble with one browser, try another. If the problem persists across
browsers, post the symptoms of the problem on Piazza, including the
details of your browser and machine.
 This week's todo list:
 Before W: read and follow the instructions given above.
 W:
First
lecture in 34101 at 2 pm.
 Th: Recitation. Please attend the recitation section assigned
to you by the registrar through Websis. All sections are filled to
capacity this term so we cannot reassign you. If you have a class
conflict that prevents you from attending your assigned recitation,
please contact 6.02tas@mit.edu and let us know all sections
for which you're available.
