This course is discontinued

INF4200 – Algorithms and efficiency

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Course content

Algorithm theory as a model of practical computing. Turing machine, formal languages, computability, complexity algorithm design techniques, cryptography, expressiveness of programming languages, relationships between logic and complexity.

Learning outcome

To give a foundation for a systematic (academic) understanding of practical computing. To give a systematic overview of basic issues that arises in work with algorithms. To teach the main elements of algorithm theory. To teach the most relevant theoretical tools and techniques.

Admission

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Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

None

Recommended previous knowledge

INF1020 – Algorithms and data structures (discontinued) /INF 110

Overlapping courses

10 credits with INF3200 – Algorithms and efficiency (discontinued), 9 credits with IN 210 or 3 credits with IN 216

Teaching

2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of problem solving sessions per week. Submission of compulsory exercises is required.

Examination

A three-hour written exam. Graded marks.

Other

Note that the first lecture is compulsory. The subject is regarded equal to IN210 and INF3200 when practicing exam regulations.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Teaching

This course was taught for the last time autumn 2004.

Examination

This course was taught for the last time autumn 2004.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)