Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:30-11:20 Mary Gates Hall 228
- Paul Beame
- Office: CSE 668 Phone 206-543-5114
- Office Hours: MWF 11:20-11:50, and W 2:00-2:50
- Vincent Liew
- Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 CSE 220, Thursdays 2:00-3:00 CSE 021
Introduction to the Theory of Computation.
Any of the first, international, second or third editions will work.
Earlier editions are less than one quarter 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 from Sipser's book page for lists of errors and corrections.
Course annoucements will be made on the class mailing list, cse431a_sp17.
Homework 45-55%, midterm 15-20%, final 30-35%, give or take. Extra Credit.
See the homework policy
Midterm Exam Friday May 5 in class. A sample midterm gives some idea of the content that it will cover. There will be a review session on May 4 at 5:00 in room CSE 305.
Final Exam The final exam will be at the time listed in the
schedule which is 8:30-10:20 pm, Monday June 5.
Here is an old final exam from a prior quarter.
There will be a review session on Sunday June 4 at 1:00 p.m. in CSE 403.
Models of computation, computable and noncomputable functions, space and
time complexity, tractable and intractable functions. Prerequisite: CSE 312.
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