Computer Science as a Discipline

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Computer Science as a Discipline What does computer science as a discipline cover? o What is Computer Science? Computer science (or computing science ) is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation , and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems. [1] [2] [3] It is frequently described as the systematic study of algorithmic processes that create, describe and transform information. Computer science has many sub-fields ; some, such as computer graphics , emphasize the computation of specific results, while others, such as computational complexity theory , study the properties of computational problems . Still others focus on the challenges in implementing computations. For example, programming language theory studies approaches to describing computations, while computer programming applies specific programming languages to solve specific computational problems, and human-computer interaction focuses on the challenges in making computers and computations useful, usable, and universally accessible to people . 1. ^ " Computer science is the study of information " New Jersey Institute of Technology , Gutenberg Information Technologies 2. ^ " Computer science is the study of computation. " Computer Science Department, College of Saint Benedict , Saint John's University 3. ^ " Computer Science is the study of all aspects of computer systems, from the theoretical foundations to the very practical aspects of managing large software projects. " Massey University Computer Science vs. Information Technology The general public sometimes confuses computer science with vocational areas that deal with computers (such as information technology ), or think that it relates to their own experience of computers, which typically involves activities such as gaming, web- browsing, and word-processing. However, the focus of computer science is more on understanding the properties of the programs used to implement software such as games and web-browsers, and using that understanding to create new programs or improve existing ones Information technology ( IT ), as defined by the
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