Difference between Maths and Computer Science
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 03:08 AM
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 04:07 AM
BTW, I think Dijkstra said "Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes" - I could be wrong, but I think I looked it up once. What it means is that the computer is a way for you to see the stuff that makes up the science, but not an end in itself.
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 06:53 AM
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 08:03 AM
With that said, I would agree with Promit saying computer science is more of a mix of engineering and it's own delicious flavor.
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 02:40 PM
Original post by Promit
Computer science (in its purest form) is merely a form of applied mathematics. Re: Turing.
Computer science (in reality) is a mix of applied mathematics, engineering, and its own flavor.
I second this. Schools need to adopt a standard that distinguishes computer science from computer engineering from software engineering. The first can be thought of as being a part of the math department, the second part of the electical engineering department, and the last its own thing.