Formal Languages and Automata
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
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.
(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
(8) Recursive functions
Good programming skills.
Knowledge of discrete mathematics.
Modes of Delivery
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term