Elaine Rich Prentice Hall, 2008 ISBN: 9780132288064 
Week  Date  Topics  Readings  Notes  Events 
1  Aug 27/29  Mathematical background  Appendix A  AppA.pdf  a1.doc due Sep 10 5pm 
2  Sep 3/5  Languages and strings  Chapter 2  ch2.pdf  Sep 3 Labor Day no class 
3  Sep 10/12  The big picture: a language hierarchy  Chapters 34  ch34.pdf  a2.doc due Sep 19 5pm 
4  Sep 17/19  Finite State Machines  Chapter 5  ch5.pdf  a3.doc due Oct 1 5pm 
5  Sep 24/26  
6  Oct 1/3  Regular expressions/grammars Regular and nonregular languages 
Chapters 67 Chapter 8 
ch67.pdf ch8.pdf 
tutorial.pdf; mini.doc due Oct 15 5pm a4.doc due Oct 15 5pm 
7  Oct 8/10  Contextfree grammars  Chapter 11  ch11.pdf  a5.doc due Oct 29 5pm 
8  Oct 15/17  Pushdown automata Contextfree and noncontextfree languages 
Chapter 12 Chapters 1314 
ch12.pdf ch1314.pdf 

9  Oct 22/24  Turing machine  Chapter 17  ch17.pdf  a6.doc due Nov 28 5pm 
10  Oct 29/31  ChurchTuring thesis; Halting problem; D and SD; Reduction  Chapters 1720  ch1821.pdf  
11  Nov 5/7  Complexity  Chapters 2728  ch2728.pdf  
12  Nov 12/14  
13  Nov 19/21  Nov 21 Thanksgiving no class  
14  Nov 26/28  Review  review.pdf  online course evaluation due Dec 7  
15  Dec 3  Final1  46:20pm  
16  Dec 7  Final2  57:30pm 