Intro CMPT SCIENCE

Intro CMPT SCIENCE - COMPUTINGSCIENCE _ ABriefIntroduction 1

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1 COMPUTING SCIENCE COMPUTING SCIENCE ________________ ________________ A Brief Introduction A Brief Introduction
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2 What is Computing Science? First, notice that we do NOT call it  Computer  Science.  WHY? Think of the most fundamental  concept related to computing  anything.
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3 Definition: Computing Science The study of algorithms , including - Their formal and mathematical properties - Their hardware realizations - Their linguistic realizations - Their applications - Schneider and Gersting, 2004
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4 Definition: Algorithm    A well-ordered  collection of unambiguous   and effectively computable operations   that, when executed, produces a result   and halts  in a finite amount of time. - Schneider and Gersting, 2004
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5 FACTS: Computing science was largely born out of  the need to do large calculations.   It has been traditionally funded for military  interests.
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2010 for the course CMPT 165 taught by Professor Ramesh during the Spring '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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Intro CMPT SCIENCE - COMPUTINGSCIENCE _ ABriefIntroduction 1

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