8803-Information and Entropy (Fall 2015)

Report Instructions    (back to main page)

   Report: deadlines (back to main page)
   Students are asked to choose a subject among the list below or to make a personal
     choice among topics related to the content of the course.
   A proposal (topic, plan) will be submitted by Thursday September 24th, 2015,
     for approval.
   A Progress Report will be submitted by Thursday October 29th, 2015.
   The final report should contain 30-35 pages simple spacing in pdf format and will
     be submitted by Friday December 4th, 2015, following the instructions below.
   This report will be graded and will count for 100% of the final evaluation.
   This report may be subject of an oral presentation on Tuesday December 8th, 2015,
     depending upon the number of student taking the final exam.

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Any topic directly related with the list of "Morceaux Choisis" (Morceau Choisis)

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   Writing the report    (see Mayfield Handbook of Scientific Writing)
The student will choose a topic among the list above or make his own choice (with the approval of the instructor). He will also choose one or two papers (or a book chapter) to read as an illustration of this subject and collect documents that may help understanding these papers

Proposal submission    (back to main page)
A file to be sent by e-mail to the instructor on Thursday September 24th, 2015 for approval.
The proposal should be presented on 1/2 a page in pdf format, containing
  • a header with the course informations
  • the title followed by the student's name
  • a list of possible sections organizing the report
  • a list of documents to start with, together with their exact and complete references
Progress report    (back to main page)
A pdf file will be sent by e-mail to the instructor on Thursday October 29th, 2015 containing an account of what has been done so far be the student: list of documents collected, an updated outline and 5-7 pages already written (to check the style).

Report submission    (back to main page)
The final report will be sent by e-mail to the instructor on Friday December 4th, 2015

Report content    (back to main page)
The report should be typed and accessible by e-mail or on a web site in .pdf format. Using LaTeX is recommended.
It should contain at least 30 and at most 35 typed pages with single space and the following informations:
  • an expository introduction (not more than two typed pages) explaining the motivation, the purpose and the history of the topic,
  • a section describing the content of the paper(s), book(s) or other documents that has been read.
  • a section in which one technical aspect (calculation, experiment, computer simulation, or algorithm....) is described in detail. This section will serve to demonstrate that the student has mastered techniques taught in class.
  • a conclusion (no more than two pages) giving a clear description of the outcome for this topic, its limitation, its future,
  • a list of references: only those references effectively read by the student should be quoted;
  • a special attention will be paid upon how the references are quoted (exact location, standard presentation), web sites references can be used if properly quoted.
  • students should NEVER copy anything without quoting the reference where it has been found. Plagiarism is illegal and can lead to severe sanctions from the Georgia Tech authorities if discovered.

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