Due Dates:  Oral presentations of material begin on 22 September.
Written descriptions of material presented due one week after presentation.

Topics: Nonregular Languages (Chapter 1).

An integral part of this class is understanding and presenting the problems assigned as homework. Everyone is expected to do all the problems, but we will take turns on who presents the problem solutions to the class (every 2-3 weeks, depending on the number of students in the class). Within a week of presenting a problem solution to the class, you must submit a written description of it, via the Blackboard system. The written solutions will be posted on the Blackboard website for the class, so, they can used by everyone to study for the exams. Since it's hard to write down answers that are concise and are easily readable by all, if you wish to improve a grade on any problem, you may resubmit it for grading.

All students enrolled should complete the following:

1. Show that the following language is regular:
{00, 0000, 000000, ...} = {02n| n ≥ 1}
2. Use the pumping lemma to show that the following language is not regular:
{0n1n2n | n ≥ 0}
3. Show that the following language is regular:
{ε, abc, abcabc, abcabcabc, ...} = {(abc)n| n ≥ 0}
4. Use the pumping lemma to show that the following language is not regular:
{www | w ∈ {a,b,c}*}
5. Use the pumping lemma to show that the following language is not regular:
{0m1n | m ≠ n}
6. Is the language:
{0m10m | m ≥ 0} regular or not? Justify your answer.