Reading assignments are from Barrington: A Mathematical Foundation for Computer Science (draft), available at cost from Collective Copies in downtown Amherst.
The course is being co-taught, with similar lectures and common assignments and exams. There will be a single Moodle site for the combined course.
The class lecture meetings are MWF 1:25-2:15. Dave will lecture in Goessmann 64 and Marius will lecture in Hasbrouck 134. There are six discussion sections, each meeting on Wednesdays. Section 01AA meets at 11:15 in Ag. Engin. 119. Section 01AB meets at 12:20 in Ag. Engin. 119. Section 01AC meets at 11:15 in ELAB 306, Section 01AD meets at 12:20 in Flint 201, Section 02AA meets at 9:05 in Marston 211, and Section 02AB meets at 11:15 in Marston 211. There are two evening exams, as indicated below, and two discussion meetings are cancelled to compensate for the extra time.
PART I: Logic and Number Theory Wed 05 Sep L01 Sets and Strings (1.1, 1.2) Wed 05 Sep --- NO DISCUSSION in the first week Fri 07 Sep L02 Propositions and Boolean Operations (1.4) Mon 10 Sep L03 Set Operations and Truth Tables (1.5, 1.6) Wed 12 Sep D01 What is a Proof? (1.3) Wed 12 Sep L04 Rules for Propositional Proofs (1.7) Fri 14 Sep L05 Propositional Proof Strategies (1.8) Mon 17 Sep L06 Predicates and Relations (1.10, 2.1) (END OF ADD/DROP) Wed 19 Sep D02 A Murder Mystery (1.9) Wed 19 Sep L07 Quantifiers and Languages (2.3, 2.5) Fri 21 Sep L08 Proofs With Quantifiers (2.6) (DAVE AWAY) Mon 24 Sep L09 Relations and Functions (2.8, 2.9) (DAVE AWAY) Wed 26 Sep D03 Practicing Proofs (2.7) (DAVE AWAY) Wed 26 Sep L10 Equivalence Relations (2.10) (DAVE AWAY) Fri 28 Sep L11 Partial Orders (2.11) (DAVE AWAY) Mon 01 Oct L12 Divisibility and Primes (3.1) Wed 03 Oct D04 Playing With Numbers (3.2) Wed 03 Oct L13 Modular Arithmetic (3.3) Fri 05 Oct L14 The Chinese Remainder Theorem (3.5) Mon 08 Oct --- NO CLASS (Columbus Day Holiday) Tue 09 Oct L15 (MONDAY) The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic (3.6) Wed 10 Oct X01 FIRST MIDTERM (7-9 p.m., ILC N151 and ELAB II 119) on Lectures 1-15 PART II: Induction, Trees, and Searching Wed 10 Oct L16 Recursive Definition (4.1) Wed 10 Oct --- NO DISCUSSION (makeup for exam) Fri 12 Oct L17 Proof by Induction for Naturals (4.3) (DAVE AWAY) Mon 15 Oct L18 Variations on Induction for Naturals (4.4) Wed 17 Oct D05 Practicing Induction Proofs (not in book) Wed 17 Oct L19 Proving the Basic Facts of Arithmetic (4.6) Fri 19 Oct L20 Strings and String Operations (4.7) Mon 22 Oct L21 Induction for Problem Solving (4.11) Wed 24 Oct D06 More Induction Practice (not in book) Wed 24 Oct L22 Graphs, Paths, and Trees (4.9, 9.1) Fri 26 Oct L23 Recursion on Trees (9.3) Mon 29 Oct L24 General, Breadth-First, and Depth-First Search (9.4, 9.5) Tue 30 Oct --- Last Day to Drop With W or Elect Pass/Fail Wed 31 Oct D07 Boolean Expression Trees (9.2) Wed 30 Oct L25 BFS and DFS on Graphs (9.6) Fri 02 Nov L26 Uniform-Cost and A* Search (9.8, 9.9) Mon 05 Nov L27 Games and Adversary Search (9.10) Wed 07 Nov X02 SECOND MIDTERM (7-9 p.m., ILC N151 and ELAB II 119) on Lectures 16-27 PART III: Regular Expressions, Finite-State Machines, and Computability Wed 07 Nov --- NO DISCUSSION (makeup for exam) Wed 07 Nov L28 Regular Expressions and Their Languages (5.1, 5.2) Fri 09 Nov L29 Proving Regular Language Identities (5.4) Mon 12 Nov --- NO LECTURE (Veteran's Day Holiday) Wed 14 Nov --- (MONDAY) NO DISCUSSION Wed 14 Nov L30 (MONDAY) Proving Properties of the Regular Languages (5.5) Fri 16 Nov L31 What DFA's Can and Can't Do (14.1, 14.2) THANKSGIVING BREAK Mon 26 Nov L32 The Myhill-Nerode Theorem (14.3) Wed 28 Nov D08 Minimizing DFA's (14.3) Wed 28 Nov L33 NFA's and the Subset Construction (14.5, 14.6) Fri 30 Nov L34 Killing λ-moves: λ-NFA's to NFA's (14.7) Mon 03 Dec L35 Constructing NFA's from Regular Expressions (14.8) Wed 05 Dec D09 Practicing Some Kleene Constructions (14.9) Wed 05 Dec L36 State Elimination: NFA's to Regular Expressions (14.10) Fri 07 Dec L37 Two-Way Automata and Turing Machines (15.1, 15.6) Mon 10 Dec L38 Turing Machine Semantics (15.8) Wed 12 Dec D10 More Kleene Construction Practice (not in book) Wed 12 Dec L39 The Halting Problem and Unsolvability (15.10) Final Exam (cumulative) TBA, probably Thursday 20 December, 1:00-3:00 pm
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