School of Computing 
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Lectures are from noon to 12:50am Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays in the Crawford Building, room 402.
CSE 4083 Formal Languages and Automata Theory. Presents abstract models of computers (finite automata, pushdown automata and Turing machines) and the language classes they recognize or generate (regular, contextfree and recursively enumerable). Also presents applications of these models to compiler design, algorithms and complexity theory. Prerequisite: CSE 2010, or ECE 2552, ECE 3541.
Mathematical sophistication is required.
The textbook for the class is:
Linz 
Peter Linz. Introduction to Formal Languages, and Automata, sixth edition. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones \& Bartlett, 2017. ISBN13: 9781284077247 

Hopcroft 
John E. Hopcroft, Rajeev Motwani, and Jeffrey D. Ullman. Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation, third edition. Boston, Massachusetts: Peason/Addison Wesley, 2007. ISBN: 0321455363 

Kozen 
Dexter Campbell Kozen. Automata Theory and Computability. New York: Springer, 1997. ISBN: 9781461273097. DOI 10.1007/9781461218449 

Harrison 
Michael A. Harrison. Introduction to Formal Language Theory. 1978. ISBN: . 

Sudkamp 
Thomas A. Sudkamp. Languages and Machines: An introduction to the Theory of Computer Science. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson/AddisonWesley Education, 2006. ISBN13: 9780321322210. 

Drobot 
Vladimir Drobot. Formal Languages and Automata Theory. New York, New York: Computer Scence Press, 1989. ISBN: 0716781867 
Students are expected to do all the Gradiance homework. There will be one midterm and one final. For each student the numeric scores for the assignments and exams are recorded.
Monday, 9 Jan 2017  first lecture 
Monday, 16 January 2017  MLK day, no classes 
Monday, 16 January 2017  HW #1 due 
Friday, 27 January 2017  HW #2 due 
Friday, 3 February 2017  HW #3 due 
Monday, 6 February 2017  HW #4 due 
Monday, 20 February 2017  Presidents' day, no classes 
Friday, 24 February 2017  midterm exam topics 
Tuesday, 2 May 2017  13pm, final exam 
Reading assignment. Linz, Chapter 1: Preliminaries Reading assignment. HMU, Chapter 1: Preliminaries
Reading assignment. HMU, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3
Reading assignment. HMU, Chapter 4
Reading assignment. HMU, Chapter 5
Reading assignment. HMU, Chapter 6
Reading assignment. HMU, Chapter 7
Reading assignment. HMU, Chapter 8
Reading assignment. HMU, Chapter 9