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Hopcroft, Rajeev Motwani, Jeffrey D.
Hopcroft, Rajeev Motwani, Jeffrey D. Please note that you should not expect these notes to be a complete record of all that is said and discussed during the lectures. Lecture attendance is compulsory, and reading the main references strongly encouraged.
That said, the typeset lecture notes are fairly comprehensive. Ullman is the main reference for the course. Note that this book is quite different from the classic first edition see below.
Consult the book's web pages for additional supporting material, including additional exercises with automated on-line correction, and errata. The library has got some copies of the book. There is now also a third edition of this book. This is fine too. However, the page references below are for the second edition. Ullman is very thorough and a classic in the field. However, it is considerably harder than the second and third editions, being aimed more at PhD students or advanced undergraduates.
It is now also somewhat difficult to get hold of. The picture shows the sixth edition. Earlier editions should work too.
In fact, as the lectures cover standard material, but without following any specific book very closely, there are a range of possible text books for the student who wish to delve deeper into the subject than what the lectures notes [ACN19] do.
One important application area for much of the material covered in the course is compilers. The coursework consists of three problem sets. The deadline for submitting solutions is 3 PM on the submission date. Solutions are to be submitted to the Student Service Centre as handwritten recommended or typeset hard copies.
The procedure for hard copy submission is explained on the Student Services' Coursework Submission page. This page also provides a link to the standard cover sheet that should be used. Model solutions will normally be released shortly after the deadline. Marks will be released through Moodle and marked solutions will be returned via the Student Service Centre.
To make quick marking and feedback possible, and as model solutions will be released shortly after the submission deadline, late submissions will not be considered. Extenuating circumstances affecting a single problem set are addressed by the rule that only the two best solutions count.
In case of valid extenuating circumstances affecting two or more of the problem sets, suitable arrangements will be made. Problem sets below. Model solutions will be added shortly after the deadlines. However, any one is free to contribute to the discussions and help with answering questions. Indeed, in the spirit of an on-line forum, you are encouraged to do so! Of course, we do ask that you do not post the exact solutions to the coursework! The point of the coursework is that you should ultimately solve the problems yourselves so that you know what you have understood and what you need to work more on or ask about.
The style of the exam will be similar to two past exams below. These revision notes give more detail on what to revise and some suggestions regarding how to prepare for the exam. May exam May exam. Model solutions for the above past exams: May exam May exam. Administrative Details and Introduction. Equivalence between Regular Expressions and Finite Automata. Proving Languages not to be Regular. Derivation Trees and Ambiguity. Disambiguating Context-Free Grammars. Recursive-Descent Parsing: Introduction.
Recursive-Descent Parsing: Predictive Parsing. Decidability and the Halting Problem. Computational Complexity and the P vs. NP Problem.
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Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation is an influential computer science textbook by John Hopcroft and Jeffrey Ullman on formal languages and the theory of computation. Rajeev Motwani contributed to the , and later, edition. The Jargon File records the book's nickname thusly: "So called because the cover depicts a girl putatively Cinderella sitting in front of a Rube Goldberg device and holding a rope coming out of it. On the back cover, the device is in shambles after she has inevitably pulled on the rope. The forerunner of this book appeared under the title Formal Languages and Their Relation to Automata in