Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:30-10:20 Loew 216
- Paul Beame
- Office: CSE 668 Phone 206-543-5114
- Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:20-10:50. Wednesdays 3:00-3:50.
- Widad Machmouchi
- Office Hours: Thursdays 12:00-1:00 CSE 220 and 2:30-3:20 CSE 216
Introduction to the Theory of Computation.
Either the first or second editions will work. Although the numbering of almost everything in the two editions is different, the content is mostly
unchanged except that the second edition contains some corrections and new and solved problems.
(Second edition errata: all printings. First edition errata:
first printing ,
second printing and beyond.)
There is also an international edition but the numbering of
problems in that edition is different from the other two so you should not rely on it for homework.
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Follow the link in the left column on this page to sign up. Everyone is
expected to be reading cse431 e-mail to keep up-to-date on the course.
Homework 45-55%, midterm 15-20%, final 30-35%, give or take. Extra Credit.
See the homework policy
Midterm Exam In class, Wednesday, May 6. Closed book, Closed notes.
This will cover up to the end of the material on computability. There will
be a review session in CSE 303 on Tuesday May 5 at 4:30. Sample Midterm
Final Exam The final exam will be at the time listed in the
schedule which is 8:30-10:20 am, Wednesday June 10.
The final exam will be comprehensive up to and including space complexity though it will emphasize topics in the latter half of the course.
There will be a review session on Tuesday, June 9, at 12:30 pm in room CSE 403.
Here is a sample final from a previous class.
Models of computation, computable and noncomputable functions, space and
time complexity, tractable and intractable functions. Prerequisite: CSE 322.
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