CSC 4170: Theory of Computation
Meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:15 PM, Mendel G88
Course Home Page: http://www.csc.villanova.edu/~japaridz/4170/
Instructor: Dr. G. Japaridze
Teaching Assistant: Ms. Sudheshna ThathamChetty
"Introduction to the Theory of Computation" (3rd edition) By Michael Sipser. Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN 978-1-133-18779-0
Description and goals: This course is about what computers can and cannot do. It approaches this question in a strict mathematical fashion. The goal of the course is to expand your mind and give you conceptual tools for solving theoretical and practical problems.
Topics and Schedule (tentative):
Grading: Your grade will be based on the quizzes. They will
be given every Thursday. Missed
quizzes cannot be made up. One quiz with the lowest grade, however, will be
automatically dropped. A quiz will typically have two questions: one from the
latest two homework assignments, and one from some earlier homework assignment.