University Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Aug 25, 2019  
University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CPSC 1230 - Introduction to Scientific Computing

A breadth-first introduction to the ways computing has and continues to contribute to the body of reliable knowledge. Topics include the early uses of computers for numerical analysis and cracking encrypted codes, the ways computing has enhanced our personal productivity, and the ways current computer algorithms have advanced the discoveries in personalized medicine, computational economics, financial modeling, computer forensics, massively multiplayer online computer gaming, and many other high performance computing areas. This course also offers on introduction to the historical, social, and ethical context of computing with an overview of computer science as a discipline. No prior programming or computer science experience is required. This one-credit course is usually offered in the same semester as the two-credit CPSC 2230  course. Prerequisite(s): None (1)



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