Middlebury
header image

CSCI0301A-F12

Theory of Computation

Theory of Computation
This course explores the nature of computation and what it means to compute. We study important models of computation (finite automata, push-down automata, and Turing machines) and investigate their fundamental computational power. We examine various problems and try to determine the computational power needed to solve them. Topics include deterministic versus non-deterministic computation, and a theoretical basis for the study of NP-completeness. (CSCI 0200 and CSCI 0201) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
90192

Course

CSCI0301

All Sections in Fall 2012

Fall 2012

CSCI0301A-F12 Lecture (Dickerson)