



Location
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 2:303:20 Johnson 026
Instructor
 Paul Beame
 Office: CSE 668 Phone 2065435114
 Office Hours: MWF 3:204 and by arrangement.
Teaching Assistant
 Xin Yang
 Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:303:30, CSE 220. Thursdays 2:003:00, CSE 220.
Textbook
Michael Sipser,
Introduction to the Theory of Computation.
Any of the first, international, second or third editions will work.
Earlier editions are less than half the cost of the third edition online.
Although the numbering of almost everything in the first and
international editions are
different from the others, the content is mostly unchanged except for
some corrections and new and solved problems in each subsequent edition.
The third edition has an extra section 2.4 on deterministic contextfree languages that we won't cover anyway.
See errata links on book page for lists of errors
and corrections.
Mailing List
Course annoucements will be made on the class mailing list, cse431a_sp15.
Grading
Homework 4555%, midterm 1520%, final 3035%, give or take. Extra Credit.
See the homework policy
Midterm Exam Friday May 8 in class.
Here is a sample midterm.
There will be a review session Thursday May 7 at 5:30 pm in CSE 403.
Final Exam The final exam will be at the time listed in the
official exam
schedule which is 2:304:20 pm, Tuesday June 9. Here is a
sample old final. There will be a review session
Monday, June 8 at 4:30 pm in room CSE 403.
Catalog Description
Models of computation, computable and noncomputable functions, space and
time complexity, tractable and intractable functions. Prerequisite: CSE 312.
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