CmSc 365 Theory of Computation
How to work with the text
There are three steps to follow:
- Read carefully the text, consulting the lecture notes,
and write down questions about
that is not clear.
The notation will be a substantial difficulty.
Make a reference list of all symbols that are unfamiliar.
Find out the meaning (you may ask me) and write down the explanation.
Record the subsection (and the page number) which was the source of difficulty.
By the time you finish the reading, you will have the answers
to some of the questions.
- Read again the same portion of text, this time with a pen and paper.
Write down the proofs and the solutions of the examples in the text.
This will help you get inside the reasoning thread and become more familiar with the notation.
Hopefully during the second reading/writing your understanding of the material
and maybe the number of the questions
will be reduced.
- Take the list of questions and read them, consulting the
Think of possible answers to each question.
Send me the questions and what you think might be a possible answer.
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