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 CSE 322: Intro. to Formal Models in Comp. Sci.
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Welcome to CSE 322 (Spring 2004)

Rajesh Rao (Instructor)


Deepak Verma (TA) and

Matthew Milcic (TA)

MWF 10:30-11:20 in MGH 231

In this course, we will explore basic concepts in the theory of computing. We will study a variety of abstract computing machines (finite automata, pushdown automata, and Turing machines) and investigate the different languages that they capture (regular, context-free, decidable, and Turing-recognizable languages). We will also briefly visit the dreaded world of unsolvable problems. The emphasis will be on developing a thorough understanding of abstract models of computation and on being able to formulate rigorous analytical arguments about them.
(Catalog Description. Prerequisite: CSE 321. Credits: 3).

These web pages will be updated throughout the quarter. Check this page frequently for possible announcements (below). Be sure to join the class mailing list and browse the email archive.  To join, visit the signup page. You should get a response quickly that you have been added.


Announcements will be posted in the space below.

03/29/04: First day of class: Welcome!

04/02/04: Homework #1 assigned. Due 04/09/04.

04/09/04: Homework #2 assigned. Due 04/16/04.

04/18/04: Homework #3 assigned. Due 04/23/04.

04/23/04: Homework #4 assigned. Due 04/30/04.

05/03/04: Midterm exam in class (closed book, closed notes except for
               one 8 1/2" by 11" review sheet)

05/14/04: Homework #5 assigned. Due 05/21/04.

05/21/04: Homework #6 assigned. Due 05/28/04.

05/28/04: Homework #7 assigned. Due 06/04/04.

Portions of the CSE 322 Web may be reprinted or adapted for academic nonprofit purposes, providing the source is accurately quoted and duly credited. The CSE 322 Web: Copyright 2004, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington.

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