This semester the class is going to be taught in a different format from previous years, using a "Flipped Classroom". There will not be lectures on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1.10pm. Instead, the following will happen each week:
 You will be assigned a set of video lectures, typically totalling 1-1.5 hours, from the Coursera version of the class I offered at
You can watch these in your own time.
 We will meet in small groups (10-12 students) to discuss the material in the video lectures. You will have 1 session per week in this format, lasting 1 hour. The small group sessions will allow a much more interactive setting, where I can answer questions about the material, we can work through problems on the material, etc.
 There will also be comprehensive notes posted for each set of lectures, listed here.
The rationale for the flipped classroom is as follows. The video lectures cover everything that I would present in a regular offering of the class, and have the advantage that you can view them in your own time. The small classroom setting is designed to be much more interactive; in a large lecture classroom with 110 students there are limited opportunities for you to engage in the material.