CS1010: Theory of Computation
Welcome to CSCI 1010!

This is a core undergraduate computer science course on the foundations of computing. The questions it aims to answer are: (1) What is computation? (2) What is computable? (3) What is computable given our limited resources?

We'll answer these questions and, in the process, explore important concepts such as Turing machines, languages, reductions, and NP-completeness. Welcome to the delicious world of theoretical computer science, and we hope you'll join us in exploring it!

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All information related to the class (e.g., assignments, grading, collaboration policy, late policy) is available in the official class syllabus.

Time and Location

CSCI 1010 will hold online lectures on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30AM to 11:50AM via Zoom. Zoom links will be provided to registered students.


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Wellness Resources

Check out the advice, resources, and friendly words Brown CS students have put together. Please reach out to the TAs, HTA, or professor at any time with concerns or questions about the course. We're rooting for you from the kitchen!