- Office Hours this week: Monday (3:30 - 4:30) Tuesday (11:00 - 2:00) Wednesday(10:30 - 11:30 and 2:30 - 4:00) Thursday (12:00 - 4:00) and Friday (1:00 - 3:00).
- More Extra Credit: Test play Clash Room for me! E-mail me to let me know you are interested. 10 points.
- Extra Credit opportunity: Complete an extra problem in the problem set. Soft and hard copy both due at the BEGINNING of the final exam - no exceptions. Can earn you 30 points (out of zero!!)
Why Study Theory?
Theoretical Computer Science is unique in that it combines the elegance of Mathematics with the practicality and excitement of Computer Science. It gives you the license to use algorithms, discrete mathematics, graph theory, number theory, probability theory, functional analysis, topology, logic – the list goes on and on. But you are much more (or much less, depending on your point of view) than an armchair theoretician. You can actually go out and change the way computers are built, operated, or used. A large number of computer science disciplines started out as branches of theoretical computer science: compilers, databases, programming languages, computer security/cryptography, quantum computing, and computational biology all trace their roots back to theoretical computer science.