- Code COMP1600
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, Algorithms and Data, Computational Foundations
This course presents some formal notations that are commonly used for the description of computation and of computing systems, for the specification of software and for mathematically rigorous arguments about program properties. The following areas of study constitute the backbone of the course. Predicate calculus and natural deduction, inductive definitions of data types as a basis for recursive functions and structural induction, formal language theory (particularly regular expressions, finite state machines and context-free grammars), and specification languages.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply the concepts of mathematical logic to formulate assertions and construct proofs or refutations in a variety of formalisms.
- Prove simple properties of recursive functions on inductively defined data structures using structural induction.
- Prove simple programs correct using Hoare Logic.
- Understand, analyse, and describe formal languages in a variety of representations including grammars and automata and Turing machines.
- Apply standard concepts of computability and complexity theory to classify computational problems.
- Assignments (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Quizzes (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final Exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Lectures, tutorials and self-directed study to a total of 130 hours.
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|22 Jul 2024
|29 Jul 2024
|31 Aug 2024
|25 Oct 2024