The text and solution outline of the 2020-09-02 exam is available in the Exams section.
Fall semester, four hours a week.
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The course sets the theoretical bases for being able to discuss two fundamental properties of computational problems.
Given a problem, we will initially be concerned about its computability:
When a problem is found out to be solvable, we can wonder how efficiently it can be done.
Basic notions of mathematical logic
At the end of the course, the students will be able to:
For the actual program, see below.
The following books may be useful, but none is mandatory. References to online material will be provided in the course program section.
Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach. Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780521424264 [Draft of the book]and .
Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages and Computation. Pearson new International Edition, 2013. ISBN: 9781292039053, , and .
Computational complexity. Addison Wesley (Pearson College Div.), 1994. ISBN 9780020153085.
(See the lecture notes for details)
Temporary changes due to Covid-19 restrictions — The exam will consist in a 45-minute online written test during, followed by an oral interview during the same day. Precise connection and scheduling information will be sent to registered students the day before the exam.
The exam consists of a written test, with exercises and theoretical questions. Examples will be provided in due time in the lecture notes. The “Computability” part will account for about 1/3rd of the final mark, “Computational Complexity” for the remaining 2/3rds.
The Summer session is over; in 2020/2021 the course will be offered by another teacher (see Esse3 for details). For students of the past years, a final Winter session will be arranged upon request.