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Formal methods II ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)



Clayton First semester 2005 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: Information theory in particular types of codings, entropy, information rate, communication channels. Shannon's coding theorems. A review of probability theory. Introduction to the simulation of discrete stochastic processes and Monte Carlo methods. Intractable problems: P, NP, and P-Space complexity classes; Cook's theorem and its application to proving NP-completeness. Approximate solutions to intractable problems.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 70% + Assignments: 30%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures per week and one 1-hour tutorial per fortnight

Prerequisites: CSC2030 or CSE2303 and CSC2040 or CSE2304