Theory of Computation

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Theory of Computation

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Description:

    Automata theory, Pushdown automata theory, Turing machine, Post machine, Post's theorem, Minsky's theorem; determinism and non-determinism; undecidability, the halting problem; recursive function theory.

    Course Objectives:

    To let the students understand theory of computer systems from the mathematics’ point of view and to define the computer and explain the definition. The course will start with building mathematical skills while simultaneously presenting the subject matter. Expecting that by the time the convoluted and intricate arguments of Turing theory arises the student’s level of mathematical sophistication is adequate to the task. Equal emphasis must be placed on what we know and why we know it.

    Classroom policy:

    Students are expected to attend all classes regularly. To qualify to sit for final examination a minimum of 80% attendance is a must.

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