18.404 Theory of Computation

Class Info

A more extensive and theoretical treatment of the material in 6.045J/18.400J, emphasizing computability and computational complexity theory. Regular and context-free languages. Decidable and undecidable problems, reducibility, recursive function theory. Time and space measures on computation, completeness, hierarchy theorems, inherently complex problems, oracles, probabilistic computation, and interactive proof systems.

This class has 18.200, and 18.062J as prerequisites.

18.404 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by M. Sipser.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 2-190.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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