Logistics: 
TTh 2:003:30, GDC 4.304 (in person only)
Unique Number: 52320 Course web page: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~diz/353 

Professor:  David Zuckerman Email: diz@cs.utexas.edu Phone: 4719729 Office: GDC 4.508 Office Hours: MTh 3:30  4:30 

TA:  Michael Jaber Email: mjjaber@cs.utexas.edu Office Hours: TBD 

Who should take this? 
Students interested in the science of computation, who like mathematics and proofs, and who like a challenge. Students who liked CS 331 or 331H should like this class. This course is excellent preparation for graduate school.  
Text:  Michael Sipser, Introduction to the Theory of Computation  
Course Overview: 
This undergraduate course develops a theoretical framework
to understand computation.
Perhaps the most important concept in the class is that there are
limits to computation.
Some languages are uncomputable; others are "complete"
for certain hard classes, such as NP. Sometimes these
limitations prove useful, as in the case of cryptography. We will
also explore tradeoffs and relationships between different computational
resources, such as time and space.
The course should be similar to the 2018 version.
(The 2021 version was flipped, but this year won't be.)
A list of topics and approximate times follows.


Prerequisites:  CS 331 or 331H. Naturally, you also need the prerequisites and corequisites for CS 331, including Discrete Math (CS 311 or 311H), Probability (SDS 321 or M 362K), and Linear Algebra (SDS 329C, Math 340L, or Math 341).  
Grading: 
25% Midterm 40% Final Exam 25% Homework 10% Participation 

Exams:  The midterm will be held in class on Thursday, March 2. The final exam will be held in a room to be determined on Monday, May 1, from 13pm. No makeup exams will be given, so plan accordingly. You may bring a single, 8.5x11 inch, handwritten sheet of paper (you may use both sides). No calculators are allowed (they won't be necessary).  
Students with Disabilities: 
Any student with a documented disability (physical or cognitive) who requires academic accommodations should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities area of the Office of the Dean of Students at 4716259 (voice) or 4714641 (TTY for users who are deaf or hard of hearing) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations.  
Additional Class Policies

This class will follow the standard policies described in the CS Department Code of Conduct. 