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  and Mathematics background at the level of Linear Algebra or higher (may be taken concurrently)
Natural science and engineering.
Lab work required.
1 credit.
Spring 2022. Fontes.
Fall 2023. Brody.
Catalog chapter: Computer Science  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/computer-science

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