Spring 2007



All assignments will be posted from the schedule page, which you should check regularly for updates. If an assignment refers to a chapter or section of a chapter, it is from the 6.033 class notes. If an assignment refers to a paper number, it typically is the number of the paper in the reading list. For your convenience, we have also posted electronic versions of most papers. If an assignment requires you to hand in something, then we expect you to do so at the beginning of the class meeting. The schedule has also all planned assignments, but they are tentative.


May 25, 2007

Quiz 3 Results

Quiz 3 and Solutions.

Have a great summer!

Quiz 3 Histogram


May 20, 2007

Upcoming Quiz 3

Quiz 3 (covering material from lecture 17 through recitation 26) is this Thursday from 1:30-3pm in the Johnson Ice Rink. The Quiz 3 FAQ contains more detailed information and pointers to practice material. The TAs will be running a quiz review on Tuesday from 7-9pm in 34-101. Addendum: slides have been posted on the Quiz 3 FAQ.


May 7, 2007

HKN Evaluations

Please visit HKN Evaluation website for 6.033 and fill out a course evaluation. Your feedback is important and helps us know what to improve about the course. Evaluations will be accepted until 11:59PM on May 20th.


May 2, 2007

DP2 FAQ updates

We have updated the DP2 FAQ with some frequently asked questions (surprising, we know).


Apr 24, 2007

Quiz 2 Results

Quiz 2 and Solutions.
Quiz 2 Histogram


Apr 18, 2007

Quiz 2

The Quiz 2 FAQ has been posted. Slides from the review session are posted in the FAQ. Lecture notes for most lectures are linked off the schedule by clicking the "Preparation" link.


Apr 4, 2007

Design Project 2 Released

Design Project 2 has been released. TAs will discuss it in tutorial on Friday. DP2 is a group project, with teams of 3 students, all of whom must have the same recitation instructor. You must have your group together by April 12th. See DP2 for more details.


Apr 1, 2007

New Hands-on Released

The Therac-25 Hands-on has been released. Please direct any questions to the course staff.


Mar 19, 2007

DP1 Due Thursday

DP1 is due in recitation on Thursday. However, if you cannot make recitation, you may submit two (2) hardcopies to your recitation instructor by no later than 4pm on Thursday.


Mar 13, 2007

Quiz 1 Results

Quiz 1 Solutions.
Quiz 1 Histogram


Mar 7, 2007

Quiz Review Slides and Thursday Office Hours

The slides from Wednesday evening's quiz review are posted here.
Additionally, the TAs will be holding office hours from noon til 4pm on Thursday in the G9 lounge.


Mar 5, 2007

Upcoming Quiz

Quiz 1 (covering material through recitation 8) is this Friday at 2pm upstairs in Walker. The Quiz 1 FAQ contains more detailed information and pointers to practice material. The TAs will be running a quiz review on Wednesday from 7-9pm in 34-101.


Feb 26, 2007

Check Design Project 1 FAQ

The DP1 FAQ contains answers to questions students have asked the staff. There shouldn't be anything that changes the meaning of the assignment here, but read these first before asking for clarifications from the staff.


Feb 14, 2007

Design Project 1 Released

Design Project 1 (DP1) has been released. Your design proposal is due on February 27th (two weeks). The completed design is due on March 22nd (right before spring break). We will post answers to common questions and other assignment clarifications on the DP1 FAQ.


Feb 13, 2007

File System Hands-on Clarification

If you changed your default shell on Athena, please switch to the tcsh for the assignment. We have also added a new extra credit question.


Feb 12, 2007

Website Change Announcements

When the course website is updated, a zephyr is sent to class 6.033-announce. You can subscribe to this zephyr class by running zctl (details left to the well-informed reader).


Feb 11, 2007

Therac-25 Clarification

There have been a few email queries about the meaning of the word "re-design" in the Therac-25 assignment. This refers to the changes made in earlier versions of the device (the Therac-6, the Therac-20) which resulted in the Therac-25.


Feb 7, 2007

Important News: Section Assignments Posted

Look up your Recitation Assignment. You must go to your asssigned recitation. If you cannot attend your assigned recitation due to a change in your schedule, email the staff. If your name does not appear on the list, attend a section and fill out a signup form.

Your recitation section TA will be the one teaching your tutorial. For friday tutorials and writing recitations, attend either the 1pm or 2pm section in the appropriate room assigned to your TA at that time. All TAs teach at both 1pm and 2pm.


Feb 5, 2007

Course packets are available to be picked up from CopyTech (11-004). The cost is $30.50, payable with cash / check / credit card / tech-id account. Since the packets change from year to year, it is not ok to use last year's packet.


Feb 2 2007

Important News: First day of class

6.033 begins on Tuesday Feb 6 with a recitation. You may ignore the recitation room and time assigned to you by the registrar. Please consult this list of available recitations and go to one of them on Tuesday, February 6 2007 (the first day of classes). During recitation, you will be given recitation preference sheets on which you can list your recitation and tutorial preferences. By 10pm on Wednesday February 7 2006, we will assign a binding list of recitation assignments for the rest of the term.


Jan 17 2007

6.033 - Spring 2007 coming soon... Please read the class FAQ and General Information for more information about 6.033 and check this site for updates.



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