# CSC381 - Theory of Computation

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## Course Information

Code |
CSC3810 |

Name |
Theory of Computation |

Credit(s) |
3 |

Prerequisites |
CSC2310 |

Offered |
Fall of every odd numbered year. (2015, 2017, etc.) or sometimes the Spring of an even numbered year (like 2020). |

Catalog Description |
A study of theoretical models of computing, including finite state machines, pushdown automata, context-free grammars, and Turing machines. The concepts of decidability, complexity theory, and NP-Completeness will be studied in depth. |

Syllabus |
Spring 2020 Syllabus, and Revised Syllabus |

Other Offerings |
Theory/offerings |

## Readings

- On an Elementary Question in the Theory of Manifolds. Georg Cantor 1891. Translated by Peter P Jones (2019)
- The Crisis in the Foundation of Mathematics by Jose Ferreiros. Chapter II.7 of
*Princeton Companion to Mathematics*. Princeton University Press. 2008 - Principia Mathematica by A. N. Whitehead and Bertrand Russell
- On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica. Kurt Godel 1931. Translated by Meltzer.
- Alternate translation of Sections 1 and 2. Kurt Godel 1931. Translated by Martin Hirzel.

- An Unsolvable Problem of Elementary Number Theory. Alonzo Church. April 1936
- On Computable Numbers With an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem. Alan Turing. November 1936

## Homework

## Peer Reviewed Papers

Step by step guide to reviewing a manuscript

Peer Review Submission Guidelines

- Peer Review Paper 1 is Due February 28, 2020 (See MCTOC for inspiration).
- Electronic Camera Ready Copy Due April 10, 2020 (Be sure to suppress page numbers.)

- Peer Review Paper 2 is Due April 17, 2020