COT5315 Spring 2004 Syllabus

Introduction

In the Programming Language Foundations course the main subject of study are programming languages. The course introduces advanced techniques to describe and analyze formal program semantics. Among the topics covered are: grammars and syntax, Post systems, static semantics, type inference, lambda calculus, combinatory calculus, term rewriting, denotational semantics, axiomatic semantics, and logic programming in Prolog.

The objective of this course is to improve your understanding of the foundations of programming langugages. More specifically, you will learn functional programming, type inference and analysis of functional languages, the lambda calculus foundation of functional languages, translation to combinatory calculus using term rewriting, denotational semantics of functional and procedural languages, axiomatic semantics of procedural languages, and logic programming.

Spring 2004 Schedule and Notes

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Grade Book

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Contact Information

Instructor
Robert van Engelen
Office
471 DSL (in CSIT at 4th floor in Dirac)
Phone
(850) 645 0309
Email
engelen@cs.fsu.edu
Office Hours
2:00-2:45pm Tue and Thu
TA/Grader
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Course Information

Prerequisites
COP4020 and some familiarity with formal logic is helpful but not required.
Textbook
Ryan Stansifer. The Study of Programming Languages
Location
103 LOV, 9:30 - 10:45 AM Tue and Thu
Attendance
Roll is not taken, but you are responsible for all material presented in class.
Exams
Midterm exam (50%) and final exam (50%). Exam dates will be scheduled in advance. A grade of zero will be recorded for missed exams unless prior arrangements have been made.
Assignments
Exercises from the book will be assigned as homework on a regular basis for extra credit. All assignments should be submitted before midnight on the due date. The assignments will count towards a 10% bonus on the total final grade. Late submissions will not be graded. The homework assignments should be completed individually.  Copying another's solution is cheating!  See the Honor Code stated in the Student Handbook for more details.

Miscellaneous

Students are expected to uphold the Honor Code. Consult the Student Handbook for more details on the Honor Code.

Please advice the instructor of this class at your earliest convenience (minimum of five working days) if you have a disability that will require a reasonable accomodation for any of the activities in the course schedule.

Please notify the Department of Computer Science five working days prior to the event if a reasonable accomodation for a disability is needed: 644 2296 (voice), 644 0058 (fax).

This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.



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