20-ECES-670: Administrative Information

Instructor

Hongwei Xi, 826 Rhodes Hall, x6-4762. Office hours: 3PM - 6PM every Wednesday.

Lecture Schedule

The class meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 2:50PM at 501 Swift Hall beginning September 20, 2000 and ending December 1, 2000. Please note that there is no class on Nov 10 (Veterans day) and Nov 24 (Thanksgiving).

Week Topics Reading
Sep 20, 22 Course overview, Finite Automata Introduction; Ch. 1, pp. 31-46
Sep 25, 27, 29 Nondeterminism, Regular Expressions, Nonregular Expressions Ch. 1, pp. 47-83
Oct 2, 4, 6 Context-free Grammar, Pushdown Automata Ch. 2, pp. 91-114
Oct. 9, 11, 13 Non-context-free Languages; Turing Machines Ch. 2, pp. 115-119; Ch 3, pp. 125-140
Oct. 16, 18, 20 Decision Procedures, The Halting Problem; Some Undecidable Problems Ch. 4, pp. 151-168; Ch 5. pp. 171-182
Oct 23, 25, 27 Post Correspondence Problem; Midterm Review Ch. 5, pp. 183-189; Ch. 1-5, pp. 31-189
Nov 1, 3 Time Complexity, The Class P Ch. 7, pp. 225-236
Nov 6, 8 The Class NP, Polynomial Time Reducibility Ch. 7, pp. 236-253
Nov 13, 15, 17 NP-completeness, The Vertex Cover Problem, SAT Ch. 7, pp. 253-262
Nov 20, 22 The Hamilton Path Problem, Space Complexity Ch. 7. pp 262-268; Ch. 8, pp. 277-282
Nov 27, 29, Dec 1 PSPACE-Completeness, Review Ch. 8, 283-288; Ch. 1 - 8, pp. 31-288

Holidays

No Class on Friday, Nov 10, 2000 (Veterans day)
No Class on Friday, Nov 24, 2000 (Thanksgiving)

Midterm Exam

Time: Monday, October 30, 2-2:50PM
Place: Swift 501

Final Exam

Time: Tuesday, Dec 5, 1:30 - 3:30PM
Place: Swift 501


Hongwei Xi
Last modified: Mon Jan 29 23:45:47 EST 2001