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Revision as of 12:02, 2 November 2015

CS 4-5723 Automata Theory

Fall 2015, Section 001, MW 11:00am-12:15am, CSM 211 (3 credits)
Fall 2015, Section 002, MW 2:00pm-3:15pm, CSM 133 (3 credits)

Instructor

Dr. Jeff Jenness
OfficeCSM 132Office HoursTR 11:00am-12:00pm and MW 11:00pm-12:00pm
Phone870-972-3978 ext. 8117Emailjeffj@astate.edu


Course Description

CS 4-5723.  Automata Theory
Study formal languages and equivalent models of computation, finite state automata and regular expressions, push down automata and context free grammars, pumping lemmas and closure properties, and turing machines. Prerequisites: CS 3113. Fall odd.


Objectives

The student will perform basic proofs in the foundations of computer science. The student will understand some of the theory behind regular languages and automata. The student will be able to construct grammars, automata and turing machines.

Outcomes

  • Understand the basic principles behind mathematical induction
  • Be able to construct basic proofs for sets and languages
  • Understand the idea of deterministic and nondeterministic automata
  • Construct simple machines and grammars for a variety of languages
  • Prove properties for both regular and context-free languages
  • Be able to construct turing machines for solving problems

Grading

Grades are assigned on a standard scale with the following weights:

Tests (3)70%
Final30%

Schedule

(subject to change)

Week  TopicReadingAssignment
1 Chapter 1
2 Chapter 2.1-3
3 Chapter 2.4-5
4 Chapter 3.1-2
5 Chapter 3.3-4.1
6 Chapter 4.2-3
7 Chapter 4.4
8 Chapter 5.1-2
9 Chapter 5.3-4
10 Chapter 6
11 Chapter 7
12 Chapter 8
13 Chapter 9
14 Chapter 10

Dates to Remember

Assignments

Homework

Materials

Textbook

Introduction to the Theory of Computation, 3rd ed. (ISBN: 978-1133187790), by Michael Sipser. Course Technology, 2012. (Amazon)

Online Resources

Go here for course supplements.
OR go to the [httpsmagichat.cs.astate.edu/seafile/d/25975ae4ff online repository]

Software Downloads

JFLAP is software for exploring and experimenting with automata, machines and grammars.

Course Policies

See Department Policies which will be adhered to within the course.

See Also

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