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Theory of Computation

Course Number: 
IST-315
Minimum Credits: 
3
A study of the basic theoretical principles embodied in formal languages and automata. Topics include finite automata, context-free grammars, Turing machines, computability, and the halting problem. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply theoretical models to the solution of computational problems. Prerequisite: Information Science and Technology 145, Mathematics 250. Offered alternate spring terms.