Elaine Rich Prentice Hall, 2008 ISBN: 9780132288064 
Week  Date  Topics  Readings  Notes  Events 
1  Aug 28/30  Mathematical background  Appendix A  AppA.pdf  a1.doc due Sep 11 5pm 
2  Sep 4/6  Languages and strings  Chapter 2  ch2.pdf  Sep 4 Labor Day no class 
3  Sep 11/13  The big picture: a language hierarchy  Chapters 34  ch34.pdf  a2.doc due Sep 20 5pm 
4  Sep 18/20  Finite State Machines  Chapter 5  ch5.pdf  a3.doc due Oct 2 5pm 
5  Sep 25/27  
6  Oct 2/4  Regular expressions/grammars Regular and nonregular languages 
Chapters 67 Chapter 8 
ch67.pdf ch8.pdf 
tutorial.pdf; mini.doc due Oct 16 5pm a4.doc due Oct 16 5pm 
7  Oct 9/11  Contextfree grammars  Chapter 11  ch11.pdf  a5.doc due Oct 30 5pm 
8  Oct 16/18  Pushdown automata Contextfree and noncontextfree languages 
Chapter 12 Chapters 1314 
ch12.pdf ch1314.pdf 

9  Oct 23/25  Turing machine  Chapter 17  ch17.pdf  a6.doc due Nov 27 5pm 
10  Oct 30/Nov 1  ChurchTuring thesis; Halting problem; D and SD; Reduction  Chapters 1821  ch1821.pdf  
11  Nov 6/8  Complexity  Chapters 2728  ch2728.pdf  
12  Nov 13/15  
13  Nov 20/22  Nov 22 Thanksgiving no class  
14  Nov 27/29  Review  review.pdf  
15  Dec 4/6  Final1  last lecture  
16  Dec 8  Final2  57:30pm 