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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Dec 17, 2017
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

CPSC 046. Theory of Computation

(Cross-listed as MATH 046 )
This study of various models of computation leads to a characterization of the kinds of problems that can and cannot be solved by a computer. Solvable problems will be classified with respect to their degree of difficulty. Topics to be covered include formal languages and finite state devices; Turing machines; and other models of computation, computability, and complexity.
Group 1 course.
Prerequisite: CPSC 035  required. Mathematics background at the level of Linear Algebra or higher is required (may be taken concurrently).
Natural science and engineering.
Lab work required.
1 credit.
Spring 2018. Danner.
Catalog chapter: Computer Science  
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