18.404/6.840 Fall 2017
Introduction to the Theory of Computation
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Office hours: Tuesdays 4:10-6:00
Office: 2-438, Phone: 253-4992, sipser-at-mit.edu
- TA: Saeed Mehraban, mehraban-at-mit.edu
- TA: Srini Raghuraman, srirag-at-mit.edu
- TA: Rishad Rahman, rrrahman-at-mit.edu
- TA: Hongyi Shi, hongyis-at-mit.edu
Lectures are held in room 2-190 on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 2:30 to 4:00.
- Mondays 4:00pm-6:00pm, 2-429, Saeed.
- Tuesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm, 2-361, Rishad.
- Tuesdays 4:10pm-6:00pm, 2-438, Mike.
- Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm, 2-143, Hongyi.
- Wednesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm, 2-361, Srini.
The one-hour recitations meet Fridays in room 2-139 at the following times:
- 12:00pm, Rishad
- 1:00pm, Saeed
- 2:00pm, Srini
- 3:00pm, Hongyi
Midterm exam: Thursday, October 26, 2:30-4:00, top floor in Walker
Introduction to the Theory of Computation, 3rd edition,
Sipser, published by Cengage, 2013.
It has an
errata web site.
You may use the 2nd edition, but it is missing some additional practice
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Student Support Services (S3)
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M-F 9am-10am and 2pm-3pm. We cannot excuse you from coursework
without verification from S3.
Final exam: Monday, December 18, 9am-Noon, duPont Gym (W31).
If you may require disability accommodations,
please speak early in the semester with
Associate Dean Kathleen Monagle in 5-104 at 617-253-1473 and
then let me know so that we can work together to get your accommodation
logistics in place.