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Comment: Re:Higher Math not needed for CS (Score 1) 567

by jabernathy (#25064755) Attached to: Should Organic Chemistry Be a Premed Requirement?

In my university they make a distinction between Computer Science (the study of algorithms) and Software Engineering (programming).

Calculus is _definately_ needed for Computer Science in the form of numerical integration, interpolation, algorithm analysis, proof of convergence, matrix systems (think Google Pagerank).

The SENG program still requires calculus, probably because they do ELEC courses for signal analysis and such in fourth year.

As for the army of Java and .NET developers? Just because you can write code it doesn't make you a scientist. Just as memorizing the periodic table of elements doesn't make you a chemist.

Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal--if you don't use your thumbs. -- Tom Lehrer

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