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Finite State Automata
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Finite state automata (FSAs) sound complicated, but the basic idea is as simple as drawing a map.

This fun activity is based around a fictitious pirate story which leads to the unlikely topic of reasoning about patterns in sequences of characters.

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Computer Science
Information Science
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Simulation
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Computer Science Unplugged
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Computer Science Unplugged
Date Added:
06/03/2013
Routing and Deadlock in Networks
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Computer networks are based on passing messages from computer to computer. This sounds simple in principle, but in practice all sorts of contention and bottlenecks can occur.

This activity gives some first hand experience of such issues, with a game for a group of students.

Subject:
Computer Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
Computer Science Unplugged
Provider Set:
Computer Science Unplugged
Date Added:
06/03/2013