Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 2:30-3:20 Johnson 026
- Paul Beame
- Office: CSE 668 Phone 206-543-5114
- Office Hours: MWF 3:20-4 and by arrangement.
- Xin Yang
- Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30, CSE 220. Thursdays 2:00-3:00, CSE 220.
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 context-free languages that we won't cover anyway.
See errata links on book page for lists of errors
Course annoucements will be made on the class mailing list, cse431a_sp15.
Homework 45-55%, midterm 15-20%, final 30-35%, 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
schedule which is 2:30-4:20 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.
Models of computation, computable and noncomputable functions, space and
time complexity, tractable and intractable functions. Prerequisite: CSE 312.
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