Date | Reading | Topic | Assignment |
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Aug 18 | Syllabus | Syllabus, policies, business | Read the Syllabus |

Aug 20 | pp. 1-25 | Intro & basic concepts | hw1: 0.1-0.9 |

Aug 25 | pp. 31-43 | Finite automata | hw2: 1.3, 1.6 |

Aug 27 | pp. 47-54 | Nondeterminism | hw3: 1.7 (For parts e and f, if you are not yet familiar with regular expressions, the '*' superscript means "0 or more copies of" and the '+' superscript means "1 or more copies of") - due Fri, Sep 4, 11pm |

Sep 1 | pp. 54-63 | Equivalence of DFAs and NFAs | hw4: 1.8-1.10, 1.16 |

Sep 3 | pp. 63-69 | Regular expressions | hw5: 1.18, 1.20 Service-learning proposal |

Sep 8 | pp. 69-76 | Kleene's theorem | hw6: 1.19, 1.21 |

Sep 10 | pp. 77-83 | Nonregular languages | hw7: 1.29-1.30, 1.53 |

Sep 15 | pp. 101-107 | Context free grammars | hw8: 2.3-2.4 |

Sep 17 | pp. 107-111 | Ambiguity and normal form | hw9: 2.1, 2.8, 2.14, 2.27 |

Sep 22 | pp. 111-116 | Pushdown automata | hw10: 2.5 (Just state diagrams will be sufficient -- you do not need to give informal descriptions.) |

Sep 24 | pp. 117-124 | Equivalence of CFGs and PDAs | hw11: 2.11, 2.26 |

Sep 29 | pp. 125-129 | Non-context free languages | hw12: 2.22, 2.30 |

Oct 1 | Review | ||

Oct 6 | Midterm | ||

Oct 8 | pp. 165-173 | Turing machines | hw13: 3.1-3.2, 3.5, 3.7 |

Oct 13 | pp. 174-182 | Variations on Turing machines | hw14: 3.8, 3.10-3.11 (See p. 185 for a definition of "implementation-level description".) |

Oct 15 | pp. 182-187 | Algorithms | hw15: 3.15, 3.16a-d, 3.22 |

Oct 20 | pp. 193-200 | Decidable languages | hw16: 4.1-4.4, 4.10 |

Oct 22 | pp. 201-207 | Undecidability | hw17: 4.6-4.8, 4.12 |

Oct 27 | pp. 207-210 | Undecidable and unrecognizable languages | hw18: 4.5, 4.24, 4.30 |

Oct 29 | pp. 215-220 | Reducibility | hw19: 5.1 (consider reducing from ALL_{CFG}, defined as undecidable in theorem 5.13), 5.24 |

Nov 3 | pp. 220-226 | The Computation History Method (LBAs) | hw20: 5.30, plus invent an undecidable language and prove by reduction that it is undecidable (for 5.30, do not appeal to Rice's Theorem (as does the answer in the book), rather prove these by reduction) |

Nov 5 | pp. 234-238 | Mapping [many-one] reducibility | hw21: 5.4, 5.9 |

Nov 10 | pp. 275-284 | Big O analysis | hw22: 7.1-7.2, 7.28, except for 7.28, Don't prove NP-Completeness. Instead, produce an algorithm to solve the problem and analyze its complexity. |

Nov 12 | pp. 284-291 | The class P | hw23: 7.3-7.4, 7.8-7.9 |

Nov 17 | pp. 292-298 | The class NP | hw24: 7.5, 7.12 |

Nov 19 | pp. 299-311 | The class NP-complete | hw25: 7.18, 7.21, 7.38, 7.41 (For r.21, Recall from your reading that UHAMPATH is NP-Complete) |

Nov 24 | pp. 311-322 | More NP-complete problems | hw26: 7.29 Service-learning final report (DUE Dec 4, 11pm) |

Nov 26 | FALL RECESS | ||

Dec 3 | Final Exam available all day |

The schedule is subject to change. The final is Thursday, Dec 3, via Examity and Moodle.

The mapping is represented as 2e -> 3e, so, for example 0.11 in the second edition is 0.12 in the third 0.11 is a new problem the old 0.11 -> 0.12 4.5 is a new problem 4.5-4.7 -> 4.6-4.8 4.9 -> 4.10 4.11 -> 4.12 4.22 -> 4.24 4.28 -> 4.30 7.11 -> 7.12 7.17 -> 7.18 7.20 -> 7.21 7.26 -> 7.28 7.27 -> 7.29 7.36 -> 7.38 7.39 -> 7.41