Lecture Posts

by Drew Bagnell on September 6, 2009

Hi all,

We’re going use a scribing system in lectures that worked well last year in the course. Since the lectures are very open ended and mostly done on the board, everyone is going to take turns taking detailed notes on the lectures which they will type up with any necessary figures, using LaTeX, to be posted on the website. This will help maintain detailed course notes that everyone can look back at and study from later. This will mean that each person in the class (including those auditing) will scribe 1 lecture. Please be thorough since people will be using these to review for assignments and exams.

If you have a preference for a specific lecture (for example because you’re more familiar with the topic or because of time constraints), please respond to this thread with a comment containing your choices (if they haven’t been claimed yet). Ranqi will assign the remaining lectures randomly to people. Keep in mind that the schedule may change so we’ll deal with that accordingly.

Lecture notes will be due within ~1 week of the original lecture.

I’m attaching all of last year’s lecture notes. Note that the lectures differ and the ordering varies. Your writeups will be graded for a portion of the homework grade, and the grade will be based on the improvement versus the previous years material. Please note that there are often significant inaccuracies and mis-transcription in these notes. If you are in doubt about a point, please ask me about it. Further, there will be a variety of new material this year, so at times no previous lectures will help.

When you provide notes, please include the entire latex directory (images, etc..) as well as the compiled pdf and Ranqi will post the pdf.

allLectureNotes

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lairlab September 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm

http://www.ece.byu.edu/faculty/beard/doku.php?id=wiki:helps_for_students
This website contains some useful instructions on setting up LaTex on a PC for those who aren’t linux or mac users and compiling a latex document. It also contains the link to the software “texpoint” (so you can have latex equations display on you PowerPoint presentations) which is shareware that some may find helpful.

lairlab September 6, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Also potentially useful:
MiKTeX: http://miktex.org/

“Not So Short Introduction To LaTeX” (http://tobi.oetiker.ch/lshort/lshort.pdf) is a great free resource for figuring out how to do anything you want in LaTeX—they have example snippets of code for almost anything you’d be able to think of.

hyunggic September 6, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Hi~ Ranqi ,
Hyunggi Cho wants to do Kalman Filtering lecture.
Thanks.

Ranqi September 7, 2009 at 12:25 am

ok. no problem

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