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2022-2023 University Catalog 
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CPSC 439 - Theory of Computation (3)

Introduction to the theory of computation. Automata theory; finite state machines, context free grammars, and Turing machines; hierarchy of formal language classes. Computability theory and undecidable problems. Time complexity; P and NP-complete problems. Applications to software design and security.

Prerequisites: CPSC 121  or MATH 320 ; MATH 170B  or MATH 280 ; or Computer Science or Computer Engineering graduate standing.

400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

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