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Computer Science

According to the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) computer science (CS) spans the range from theory through programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions. The work of computer scientists falls into three categories:

  1. designing and building software;
  2. developing effective ways to solve computing problems, such as storing information in databases, sending data over networks or providing new approaches to security problems;
  3. devising new and better ways of using computers and addressing particular challenges in areas such as robotics, computer vision, or digital forensics.

Most computer science programs require some mathematical background.

Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) – Free site for definitions of computing terms. Supported by the United Kingdom's Imperial College Department of Computing.
Internet & PC Terms
How Stuff Works: Computer Channel – HowStuffWorks, a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.