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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


CIS 465 - Automata and Theory of Computation

Introduction to basic mathematical models of computation and the finite representation of infinite objects. Finite automata, regular languages, nondeterminism, pushdown automata, context-free languages, Turing machines and variants, halting problem, time complexity of algorithms, and NP-complete problems. (3-0-0) Cross-listed with MTH 465. Offered fall semester of odd-numbered years. Prerequisites: MTH 325, CIS 162 and admitted to CIS major.

Credits: 3



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