Elaine Rich Prentice Hall, 2008 ISBN: 9780132288064 
Week  Date  Topics  Readings  Notes  Events 
1  Aug 28  Mathematical background  Appendix A  AppA.pdf  a1.doc due Sep 11 6pm 
2  Sep 4  Languages and strings  Chapter 2  ch2.pdf  
3  Sep 11  The big picture: a language hierarchy  Chapters 34  ch34.pdf  a2.doc due Sep 21 11:55 pm 
4  Sep 18  Finite State Machines  Chapter 5  ch5.pdf  a3.doc due Oct 2 6pm 
5  Sep 25  
6  Oct 2  Regular expressions/grammars Regular and nonregular languages 
Chapters 67 Chapter 8 
ch67.pdf ch8.pdf 
tutorial.pdf; mini.doc due Oct 16 6pm a4.doc due Oct 16 6pm 
7  Oct 9  Contextfree grammars  Chapter 11  ch11.pdf  a5.doc due oct 30 6pm 
8  Oct 16  Pushdown automata Contextfree and noncontextfree languages 
Chapter 12 Chapters 1314 
ch12.pdf ch1314.pdf 

9  Oct 23  Turing machine  Chapter 17  ch17.pdf  a6.doc due Nov 27 6pm 
10  Oct 30  ChurchTuring thesis; Halting problem; D and SD; Reduction  Chapters 1821  ch1821.pdf  
11  Nov 6  Complexity  Chapters 2728  ch2728.pdf  
12  Nov 13  
13  Nov 20  
14  Nov 27  Review  review.pdf  online course evaluation due Dec 7  
15  Dec 4  Final1  last lecture  
16  Dec 11  Final2  810:30pm 