Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2017

     

COMP 382 003 (CRN: 15792)

REASONING ABOUT ALGORITHMS

Long Title: REASONING ABOUT ALGORITHMS
Department: Computer Science
Instructors:
Goldman, Ronald N.
Burke, Michael G.
Meetings:
10:50AM - 12:05PM TR DCH 1055 (21-AUG-2017 - 1-DEC-2017) 
5:30PM - 6:45PM R BRK 101 (21-AUG-2017 - 1-DEC-2017) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 4
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisites: COMP 182
Section Max Enrollment: 75
Section Enrolled: 45
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 150
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 98
Enrollment data as of: 15-AUG-2020 3:15PM
 
Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
7-DEC-2017  
9:00AM - 12:00PM R DCH 1055
 
Description: Writing algorithms is fun, but how are you sure that the algorithm you wrote is flawless? Are there computing tasks for which it is impossible to produce an efficient algorithm, or, for that matter, any algorithm? To answer these questions, you have to learn to perform mathematical reasoning about algorithmic problems and solutions COMP 382 is an introduction to such reasoning techniques. Topics covered would include elementary logic, analysis of the correctness and efficiency of algorithms, and formal computational models like finite automata and Turning machines. On the way, you are also going to learn some new algorithm design techniques.