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Comp Sci 180

Independent Study

Spring 2001

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science San Jose State University




Richard Sinn
Meeting Time:
We will meet at least once a week. Prefer to be Monday or Wednesday or Friday 8:30pm at SCI 311.



Discussion Group

Link to discussion group




Sept 4, 2000: Update Schedule

Aug 21, 2000: Add information.

July 12, 2000: Initial Creation. 



Course Information

This is an undergraduate research class that students and professor will work together on a fun project. The goal of the project is to have a prototype working at the end of the semester. A web site has been reserved for the project to run. The web site is

The class will meet about once a week. The meeting time is very flexible, but we will try to meet every Monday night or Wednesday night or Friday night at 8:30pm at SCI 311. We will use Internet heavily to access this project class. Our discussion group will be under discussion group and ftp server will be at Userid and password will be given in the class. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE WITH ANYONE outside of the class. Also, please use this web site as the source for most updated information such as schedule, additional info, etc.

Please do not discuss the content of the project with people outside of the group as well. We might write a patents or two when the project ended. 



Approach Of the Class

This will be a very different class compared with the ones you have taken or going to take. This is an undergraduate RESEARCH class. Student is expected to drive the component he/she has assigned to. Here is a rough path of what we are going to do:


Member Phone Number List

Class Material

Reading material will be online on this web site before every lecture. Please email if you experience any download problem.




The dbXML Project


Jan 29: Mon:         Introduction / Overview
                             (Please send your phone number and email to )

Feb 5:  Mon:         Demo / Design Overview / Member list


Design and Prototyping

Feb 12: Mon:        Design
                             Last Day to Drop Courses w/o an Entry on Student's Permanent Record.

Feb 19: Mon:       XXX
                            Last Day to Add Courses & Late Register.

Feb 26: Mon:       XXX

Mar 5: Mon:        XXX

Mar 12: Mon:      XXX

Mar 19: Mon:      XXX

Mar 26: Mon:      Spring Break

Mar 27: Tue:       Spring Break

Mar 29: Thu:       Spring Break

April 2: Mon:      XXX

April 9: Mon:      XXX

April 16: Mon:    XXX

April 23: Mon:    XXX

April 30: Mon:    XXX

May 7: Mon:       XXX

May 14: Mon:     Integration Day



Project web site at 



Pass and Fail only. So do your work PLEASE.



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