Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Computer Engineering - Theory of Computation - Syllabus

Computer Engineering
Subject Name: Theory of Computation

Course Content:

Review Of Mathematical Terms And Theory:
Basic Mathematical Notations And Set Theory, Logic Functions And Relations, Language Definitions, Mathematical Inductions And Recursive Definitions

Finite Automata:
Deterministic And Non Deterministic Finite Automata, Ù-Transitions,Conversion From NFA To DFA, Kleene’s Theorem, Regular And Non Regular Languages

CFG (Context Free Grammar):
Introduction To CFG, CFG And Known Languages, Unions Concatenations And *’S Notations And CFL, Derivations Of Trees And Ambiguity, Unambiguous CFG And Algebric Expressions, Normal Forms And Siplified Forms

Pushdown Automata, CFL and NFL:
Introduction To PDA, Definition, DPDA, PDA Corresponding To CFG, CFG Corresponding To PDA, Introduction To CFL, Intersections And Complements Of CFL, Decisions Problems And CFL

Turing Machines, Recursive Language:
Model Of Computation And Church Turning Thesis, Definition Of Turing Machine, Tm And Language Acceptors, Variations Of Tm, Non Deterministic TM, Universal Tm, Enumerable And Language, Recursive And Non Recursive Enumerable

Computation Functions, Measuring, Classifications And Complexity:
Primitive Recursive Functions, Halting Problem, Recursive Predicates And Some Bounded Operations, Unbounded Minimizations And μ-Recursive Functions, Godel Numbering, Computable Functions And μ-Recursive, Numerical Functions

Tractable And Intractable Problems:
Growth Rate And Functions, Time And Speed Complexity, Complexity Classes, Tractable And Possibly Intractable Problems, P And Np Completeness, Reduction Of Time, Cook’s Theorem, Np-Complete Problems

Text Book:
1. Introduction To Languages And Theory Of Computation By John C. Martin, Third Edition,TMH.

References Books:

1. Automata Theory, Languages and Computation, Hopcroft, Motwani, Ullman, Pearson Education
2. Theory of automata, Langusges and computation, Kumar, McGraHill
3. The Theory of Computation, Moret, Pearson Education
4. Introduction to Computer Theory, Cohen, Wiley-India