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- Paul Beame
- Office: CSE 668 Phone 206-543-5114
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Steven Rutherford: Office hour: Thursdays 12:00-1:00 CSE 216
- Dan Gnanapragasam: Office hour: Thursdays 2:00-3:00 CSE 216
Introduction to the Theory of Computation.
Either the first or second editions will work, and the first edition is less than half the cost of the second edition online. 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.
With the transition between new and old curricula at the 300-level it is
possible that different students will have slightly different background for
the material in this course.
Please take the survey linked at the left of this page so I can better
understand your background.
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Homework 45-55%, midterm 15-20%, final 30-35%, give or take. Extra Credit.
See the homework policy
Midterm Exam Friday May 4 in class. Here is a sample midterm.
There will be a review session Thursday May 3 at 4:30 pm in CSE 203.
Final Exam The final exam will be at the time listed in the
schedule which is 2:30-4:20 pm, Monday June 4. Here is sample old final.
Models of computation, computable and noncomputable functions, space and
time complexity, tractable and intractable functions. Prerequisite: CSE 312 or CSE 322.
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