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Page 1 of 3 Dickinson College CS 314 / MA 314 Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science Syllabus, Spring 2008 Catalogue Description "314 Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science An introduction to the theory of computation. Topics include formal language theory (grammars, languages, and automata including Turing machines), and an introduction to the concept of undecidable problems, including the halting problem. Prerequisites: 132 and Math 211. This course is cross-listed as Mathematics 314. Offered every spring." [1] Instructor Dr. Gene B. Chase. Office: Tome 240. Telephone: 245-1857 just before and after class; otherwise use my home, 766-7904 evenings before 10 p.m. and weekends, or my Messiah College office, 796-2770, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Preferred email: [email protected] Home page for this course: http://www.dickinson.edu/~chaseg/cs314.html Office hours are after class or at other times by appointment. Resources Text. An Introduction to Formal Language and Automata, fourth edition, by Peter Linz. This text was used last semester, and it widely available used on-line. JFLAP.jar . Several exercises will require that you submit the output of the Java program JFLAP. See course home page for web link to the file.
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