Grading: There will be one midterm exam (25%), a final exam (35%). 3 classworks (10% each), and 10 quizzes (1% each).
Quizzes: At least 10 quizzes, every Thursday unless otherwise announced.
Classworks will be announced, we expect to hold 3 classworks total. Classworks will be open notes unless we switch to a full online schedule depending on the course of the pandemic.
Midterm and final exams are closed notes, closed book.
Passing Grade: No predetermined grade to pass the course.
FZ Policy: [(Classworks' Average x 0.3) + (Midterm x 0.25)] should be at least 18 (out of 55).
Makeup Policy: Medical report holders will be entitled for the midterm make up, and ONLY ONE classwork makeup in the last week of the semester. Classwork makeup will be comprehensive, and both midterm and classwork makeups will definitely be more difficult. We will give no makeups for the quizzes.
|Week||Topic||Lecture Notes||LaTeX Source||Notes (tentative)|
|1||Introduction & Finite Automata||0-intro.pdf
|4||Regular expressions and languages||3-re.pdf
|5||Context-free grammars and languages|
|6||Context-free grammars and languages||4-cfg.pdf||4-cfg.tar.gz|
|7||Context-free grammars and languages||5-pda.pdf
|12||Complexity theory and NP-completeness||7-decidability.pdf
|13||Complexity theory and NP-completeness||
|14||Complexity theory and NP-completeness||Cook-Levin-Theorem.pdf
The following is on the cover pages of your midterm and final exams. Most students do not read this *valuable* information, but everyone SHOULD. These rules apply to classworks as well:
The rules 4 and 5 above point out the fact that this course is a FORMAL, THEORY course. All proofs should be presented as formal expressions, the same way discussed in class. Long paragraphs/sentences of trying to explain a possible answer does not mean that you will receive any credit. This is not a humanities course, do not write essays to answer the questions.Let us reiterate