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  • one year ago

Give me the run down of computer science.

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  1. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    Or give me the first thing of Computer science. Like what you learn first when you take this major.

  2. e.mccormick
    • one year ago
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    http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/543c51c5e4b0274f493164cb

  3. e.mccormick
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    What you first learn is the basics of coding and looking at problems logically so they can be broken down into smaller problems.

  4. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    Ohh question what does c++ mean?

  5. e.mccormick
    • one year ago
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    In C, the ++ means "Add 1 to the variable (after use)" When the author of a language made something that was intended to replace C, he called it C++.

  6. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    Ohh i get it

  7. jagr2713
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    So is learning CS hard?

  8. e.mccormick
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    There are lots of free, online, uni verity made, intro to CS classes. Some are even self paced to you can jump around. That would get you an idea of the starting. There are also tons of schools that list their degree requirements online. So you can see what the entire class list is, look at those classes, and know the entire range of classes needed. How hard it is depends on the person. Some people get the computers more than others. Some schools do a math heavy CS degree and some like or hate that. Others go more to information sciences, which do not use the math.

  9. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    Yea i am watching that python video. CS seems harder than my original major which is biology.

  10. e.mccormick
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    Well, it is an engineering course. There is no easy engineering course. But, different people enjoy different things. To some, it is a fun challenge.

  11. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    Yea i still dont know what to pick from bio and CS

  12. e.mccormick
    • one year ago
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    Did you look at that BioInformatic thing? Like I said, if you love computers and bio, it is the link between them.

  13. jagr2713
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    dotn even know what BioInformatic means but i think so yea

  14. e.mccormick
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    Basically, biological systems are complex. So, what can informations systems (computers, etc.) do to help unravel this complexity?

  15. e.mccormick
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    The "Goals" part on that wikipedia page gets into what is done in the field.

  16. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    oh hmm i think i am just going to stay with bio maybe idk b.c my school told me to take my needed classes the first semester than do your major the rest

  17. e.mccormick
    • one year ago
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    Yes. You have time to look at all sorts of field of study in the first year or two. Usually you begin to focus a bit in the second year by taking the second sequence of classes. So in year 1 people take some intro bio and chem as general education, but in year 2 a bio major would take even more bio or a chemist a biochem class. etc. In contrast, a computer major would take intro to computers in the first year but move on to intro to programming. If you change majors at the end of the first year, there is little to no backtracking to catch up. 2nd year, some, but still not much. By the end of 2nd year you should have 3 to 5 lower division classes that are degree specific and those could easily change if you go to a different degree. That small difference can usually be caught up in summer school and people can still graduate on time. Late changes, say mid 3rd year or later, will make it so you have a year or more of classes you would need to catch up on and an equal amount of things you took but won't use. That results in people taking a lot longer to graduate even if they can pick up a few of these classes in summer school.

  18. jagr2713
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    Oh ok thanks for the helpful info :D i will try and think this over

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    learn what a Turing machine is, or maybe type theory

  20. e.mccormick
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    Oldrin, he is thinking about changing majors.

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