# Introduction to Complexity Theory

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## 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]

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### 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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