May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

CSC 445/545 Introduction to Theory of Computation

Credits: (3-0) 3

Introduction to a series of models for computation and their relationship to formal languages that are useful in the definition of programming languages along with a look at the theoretical limits of computers. Topics include finite and pushdown automata, Turing machines, grammars, decidability and computational complexity.

Prerequisites: CSC 215  and CSC 251  
Notes: Students enrolled in CSC 545 will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in CSC 445.

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