CSCI0510

(Formerly CS051 )

Models of Computation

Instructor(s):
Course Home Page:
http://cs.brown.edu/courses/csci0510/
Location: CIT 477
Meeting Time: J: TTh 1:00-2:20
Exam Group: 10
Semester: 1 (Fall)
Offered This Year?  Yes
When Offered? Every Year

Description

This course introduces basic models of computation including languages, finite-state automata and Turing machines. Proves fundamental limits on computation (incomputability, the halting problem). Provides the tools to compare the hardness of computational problems (reductions). Introduces computational complexity classes (P, NP, PSPACE and others). Prerequisite: CSC0220 or CSCI 0450.

CRN: 15529