I certainly agree that there is a tradeoff, and worked examples are a great
help. I don't want to give away answers to existing problems, but I do
think that adding new problems, on the web site, with worked answers is a
good idea. Stuart and I are working hard on finishing the second edition;
as soon as that is complete, we'll add some additional problems with
answers. Until then, you're welcome to start a discussion, post answers,
and I'll make comments on them if necessary.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Serguei A Mokhov" <stgunya@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [aima-talk] problems at end of each chapter
> This is always a trade off between instructors being afraid
> that the studens will write off the solutions manual their
> assignments and students' motivation to do the exercises (other than
> for practicing when they know that they won't get a right answer
> right away to cofirm the correctnes of their solution.
> There are several ways to overcome this:
> o When I was taking an AI course, I came up with
> an idea to create a sort of mini-comunity to solve
> AIMA problems, and publish poeple's solutions and
> their revisions, so Vlad you can join it some time
> after, but this won't help you much now before
> your exam.
> o Use group discussions. Get together with classmates
> and discuss the problems. This really helps (tested :))
> o Some other ways I haven't come up with :)
> What actually would be nice to have, is not all the porblems
> solved in the book, but one per topic. This approach is used
> by some authors.
> Quoting Peter Norvig <peter@...>:
> > We can't give out the answers to exercises, because some instructors
> > want to assign them for homework.
> > -Peter
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "bishop_vlad" <bishop_vlad@...>
> > Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 5:05 PM
> > > Hi, I am getting for an exam in my AI course. We are using Mr.
> > > Russell's and Mr. Norvig's "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern
> > > Approach." To prepare for the exam, I was trying to tackle some of
> > > the exercises at the end of each chapter. However, I cannot be sure
> > > if my answers are correct. Is there a website anywhere, or something
> > > that I can download, that may act as an anwer guide to the book's end-
> > > of-chapter exercises?
> Serguei A. Mokhov <mailto:mokhov@...>
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