# Introduction to Complexity Theory

## Introduction edit

Complexity theory is the study of the resources (especially computation time and memory) required by algorithms.

## Learning Project Summary edit

**Project code:****Suggested Prerequisites:**- Students should be familiar with the concepts of deterministic and nondeterministic computation, and formal models of computation, such as finite state automata and Turing machines.
- Students should also be familiar with the theory of formal languages

**Time investment:****Assessment suggestions:****School:**School of Computer science**Department:**Institute for Complexity Theory**Stream****Level:**

## Goals edit

The introduction to complexity theory course will offer a comprehensive course in complexity theory .

## Course edit

Subject classification: this is a mathematics resource. |

Subject classification: this is an information technology resource. |

Educational level: this is a tertiary (university) resource. |

### Lessons edit

- Lesson 1—Big O Algorithm Analysis
- Lesson 2—Time Complexity
- Lesson 3—Space Complexity and Savitch's Theorem
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### Tests and Quizzes edit

- Quiz 1—Big O Quiz

### Reading Material edit

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