CSE 355 is an introduction to formal language theory and automata; Turing machines, decidability/undecidability, recursive function theory, and introduction to complexity theory. This class is a first introduction to the theoretical concepts of Computer Science. It covers basic mathematical concepts, the concept of formal languages, and the theoretical machines that recognize them. The class also covers Turing machines and the problems of decidability and computability.
Course
Information: 
CSE 355: Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science
http://www.public.asu.edu/~ccolbou/src/cse355s09.html 

Schedule Line
Number: 
15465  
Class Meeting Time: 
BYAC 270 

Instructor:
Office Hours: 
Office: Brickyard 444 Charles.Colbourn@asu.edu Tuesday 1:302:30, Thursday 2:303:30 

TA:
Office Hours: 
Office: Brickyard 498AE jzhang82@asu.edu Monday 3:304:30 p.m.; Wednesday 10:0011:00 a.m. 

Prerequisites: 
Data structures; Discrete mathematics. 

Special Needs:  If you are entitled to extra accommodation for any reason (such as a disability), we make every reasonable attempt to accommodate you. However, it is your responsibility to discuss this with the instructor at the beginning of the course.  
Academic Honesty:  Work in this course, unless explicitly stated in writing to the contrary, is to be an effort by the individual student. It is not acceptable to use work other than your own without full attribution and acknowledgment. While you are welcome to discuss problems with others, it is not acceptable to discuss solutions with them. If in doubt about anything related to academic integrity, see the instructor.  
TextBooks:  
Required Text:  Michael Sipser, Introduction to the Theory of Computation, Second Edition, Thomson, 2006. 