Formal Languages and Automata
Introduces Formal Languages and their application to Safety-Critical Systems and Proofs of Correctness. Discusses automata and their relationship to regular, context-free and phrase-structure languages. The computability theory is presented, including Turing machines, decidability and recursive functions.
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment|
|School||School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science|
Semester 1 - 2014
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
(1) To introduce students to the structure of automata and formal languages (2) To give students understanding of the limitations on the capabilities of computers (3) To give students an understanding of Formal Languages and their application to Safety-Critical Systems and Proofs of Correctness.
(1) Formal Languages (2) Safety-Critical Systems (3) Proving Programs Correct. (4) Finite automata and regular languages (5) Push-down automata and context-free languages (6) Turing machines and phrase-structured languages; Church-Turing Thesis (7) Decidability (8) Recursive functions
|Assumed Knowledge||Good programming skills. Knowledge of discrete mathematics.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for COMP6270|