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Theory of Computation (3 credits)

Functions computable by programs. Recursive functions and Turing machines; simulation and diagonalization. Universality and unsolvable problems. Kleene's hierarchy and the recursion theorem. Gregorczyk's hierarchy and Ackermann's function. Abstract complexity. Formal languages and classes of automata. Inherently difficult combinatorial problems.


CS310 and CS320L or permission of the instructor.

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