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When you hear the term computer science, you might think of someone putting together components of a computer or writing software programs. Yes, building a computer and making programs are a part of computer science, but there is so much more that is covered in the subject. Computer science also deals with the theoretical foundations behind computing and storing information. And with the golden age of computers barely underway, we need more and more computer scientists to take on the challenges we face in using computing tools such as a computer.
Computer science deals with the fundamental question of which computational processes can be automated and implemented with efficiency. With this problem in mind, computer science is divided into many categories. There are subcategories that deal with human computer interaction, which deals with making computers most accessible to humans, and computer programming, which deals with using special languages to build programs and solve any computer errors.
Although there are many fields of computer programming, a great deal of focus, especially academically, has been put on the different programming languages and user friendly programs that are available today. From CSS and basic HTML to Java and Python, these programming languages have become essential tools for enthusiasts pursuing a future in computer science.
Even with a limited history as an academic subject, computer science has made some key contributions to the science community and the society as a whole. These major contributions include (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_science):
- The start of the "digital revolution," which includes the current Information Age and the Internet.
- A formal definition of computation and computability, and proof that there are computationally unsolvable and intractable problems.
- The concept of a programming language, a tool for the precise expression of methodological information at various levels of abstraction.
- In cryptography, breaking the Enigma machine was an important factor contributing to the Allied victory in World War II.
- Scientific computing enabled practical evaluation of processes and situations of great complexity, as well as experimentation entirely by software. It also enabled advanced study of the mind, and mapping of the human genome became possible with the Human Genome Project. Distributed computing projects such as Folding@home explore protein folding.
- Algorithmic trading has increased the efficiency and liquidity of financial markets by using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other statistical and numerical techniques on a large scale.
- Image synthesis, including video by computing individual video frames.
- Human language processing, including practical speech-to-text conversion and automated translation of languages
- Simulation of various processes, including computational fluid dynamics, physical, electrical, and electronic systems and circuits, as well as societies and social situations (notably war games) along with their habitats, among many others. Modern computers enable optimization of such designs as complete aircraft. Notable in electrical and electronic circuit design are SPICE as well as software for physical realization of new (or modified) designs. The latter includes essential design software for integrated circuits.
With all these accomplishments within a relatively short period of time, there is no doubt that computer science is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing fields out there. This means that there is growing opportunities for new innovations, but it also can mean that in a blink of an eye, you can get left behind. If you feel like you are struggling to keep up, or are having a hard time learning the basic foundations, look below to find a tutor that can give you a hand.
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