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  Abstraction (computer Science)
Computing is mostly independent of the concrete world: The hardware implements a model of computation that is interchangeable with others.
Data abstraction is the enforcement of a clear separation between the ''abstract'' properties of a data type and the ''concrete'' details of its implementation.
A common concept in computer science is ''levels'' (or, less commonly, ''layers'') of abstraction, wherein each level represents a different model of the same information and processes, but uses a system of expression involving a unique set of objects and compositions that are applicable only to a particular domain.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Abstraction_(computer_science)   (2855 words)

 Abstraction (computer science) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computer science, abstraction is a mechanism and practice to reduce and factor out details so that one can focus on a few concepts at a time.
For example, in both computing and in mathematics, numbers are concepts in the programming languages, as founded in mathematics.
An example of this abstraction process is the generational development of programming languages from the machine language to the assembly language and the high-level language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abstraction_(computer_science)   (2911 words)

 Abstraction physics
The physics of abstraction is of an outside looking in perspective, where rather than creating another abstract language (inside), instead sees the underlying action machinery enabling the ability to create languages (outside looking in).
Abstraction enters the picture of computing with the representation of physical transistor switch positions of ON '1' and OFF '0' or what we call "Binary notation".
When abstraction physics becomes more widely recognized and applied as a science, it will become obvious (an anti-patent facet) that software is of such qualities (natural law, physical phenomenon, abstract ideas, algorithms, etc.) to NOT qualify for patentability.
threeseas.net /abstraction_physics.html   (1117 words)

 Pepperdine University - Seaver College - Natural Science Division
Abstraction is based on the concept of layers in which the details of one layer of abstraction are hidden from layers at a higher level.
The most common contract with computer science as one of its components includes business as its other component, but disciplines as varied as philosophy and music have been included with computer science in the past.
The computer science part of the contract major is satisfied by completing a core of seven courses plus one elective.
seaver.pepperdine.edu /naturalscience/academics/computerscience.htm   (884 words)

 Computer Science
The Computer Science major concentrates on developing the deep understanding of computing and critical thinking skills that will enable graduates to pursue a wide variety of possible fields and to become academic, cultural, and industrial leaders in areas that integrate the arts and sciences with computing.
The Computer Science major is designed to provide students entering the University without previous background in computing with an opportunity to major in Computer Science, while taking courses in arts, humanities, and sciences to develop broad understanding of other areas and their connections to computing.
The Computer Science interdisciplinary major is administered by a Computer Science BA Committee, composed of faculty from the College and the Computer Science Department.
www.cs.virginia.edu /ba   (389 words)

 Abstraction (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Abstractions are sometimes used that have ambiguous referents, for example, "happiness" used as an abstraction, can refer to as many things as there are people and events or states of being which make them happy.
Abstraction in philosophy is the (oft-alleged) process, in concept-formation, of recognizing among a number of individuals some common feature, and on that basis forming the concept of that feature.
An Abstraction can be seen as a process of mapping multiple different pieces of constituent data to a single piece of abstract data based on similarities in the constituent data, for example many different physical cats map to the Abstraction "CAT".
abstraction.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (1375 words)

 Internet Distance Learning in C++
An AP Computer Science course is intended to serve both as an introductory course for computer science majors and as a course for people who will major in other disciplines that require significant involvement with computing.
The necessary prerequisites for entering either one of the AP Computer Science courses include a familiarity with mathematical notation at the level of a second course in algebra, experience in problem solving, and an appreciation of the need to structure and develop a given topic in a logical manner.
A student in the AP Computer Science course should be comfortable with functions and the concepts often found in the uses of functional notation such as f(x)=x+2 and f(x)=g(h(x)).
www.krhs.net /computerscience/idehome.htm   (2819 words)

 Centre College: Computer Science
Computer science examines the roles of theory, abstraction, and design as they are applied to the issue of complexity.
Computers themselves are a result of theoretical development and the use of abstraction to design and build a machine.
Computer science graduates frequently work as programmers, but the major is strong preparation for many other jobs as well.
www.centre.edu /web/academic/majors/compscience.html   (210 words)

 St. Olaf College | Computer Science | Program | More | What is CS?
Computer Science is the academic discipline concerned with computing.
The Computing Curricula 1991 recommendations, a joint effort of the two major computing professional societies, characterize the discipline of Computer Science in terms of the three intellectual processes cited above, a collection of subject areas, and a list of recurring concepts.
While many fields employ abstraction, Computer Science's particular focus on the abstraction process resembles that of the natural sciences, where theories are postulated from experimental observations.
www.stolaf.edu /depts/cs/program/more/whatis.html   (464 words)

 Courses - Computer Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The computer science program at Goshen College is an academic discipline that provides theoretical and applied perspectives on computer systems, software and hardware.
Computer science majors must obtain a grade of C or better in each computer science course counted for the major.
Any student taking a computer science course must obtain a grade of C or better in all prerequisites for that course prior to taking the course.
www.goshen.edu /computerscience/Courses   (1115 words)

 Computer Science
Fundamentals of Computing I. This course introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the computing discipline, focusing on problem-solving and software design concepts and their realization as computer programs.
This course examines the role of computers and computing professionals in contemporary society.
Topics to be covered include the history and development of computing, legal issues associated with computing (including the right to privacy, intellectual property rights, and liability) and social/moral issues associated with computing.
www.simpson.edu /courses/cmsc.html   (1375 words)

 Erie Community College :: Computer Science
Computer science is the study of the computing process and the fundamental algorithms, structures, and languages that underlie that process.
The primary goal of the computer science curriculum is to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions as third-year students in a computer science program.
Studying computer science demands a substantial time commitment; therefore, students should be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time in the lab.
www.ecc.edu /academics/computerscience.asp   (376 words)

 Computer Science -- College -- Drew University
Mathematics, which is based on abstraction, logical argument, and an analytical approach to problems, lies at the heart of the liberal arts.
Soon the discipline of computer science emerged to study algorithms, computation, and programming, using a full array of mathematical and logical techniques, as well as inventing many of its own.
Students in the mathematics and computer science department may major in computer science or in mathematics (where two concentrations are available), or they may choose a joint major that includes core courses and electives in both disciplines.
www.drew.edu /cla/depts/display.php?dept=csci   (239 words)

 Abstraction - Calvin's Computer Science Club
Abstraction, the Computer Science Club, is proud to welcome Representative Vern Ehlers to speak on the DCMA.
Abstraction, the computer science club at Calvin College, is pleased to have Frank Hudziak, a Field Applications Engineer with AMD, come and speak at Calvin College.
Abstraction, the computer science club at Calvin College, is pleased to have Brad Kuhn, VP of the Free Software Foundation, come and speak at Calvin College.
clubs.calvin.edu /abstract/index.2002.html   (1066 words)

 JMU - Computer Science
Computer Science prepares highly skilled professionals with advanced expertise in creating and maintaining secure and reliable computing systems.
Preference is given to students with undergraduate preparation in Computer Science, or industrial or government experience in computing.
Survey of fundamental Computer Science concepts such as iteration, recursion, induction, analysis of algorithms, combinations and probability, data structures, automata theory and regular expressions, context-free grammars and parsing, propositional and predicate logic.
www.jmu.edu /cgop/GradCatalog/03/Programs/ComputerScience.shtml   (1659 words)

 UL Lafayette: Computer Science: Courses
Restr: This course is not open to Computer Science majors and minors nor to any student with earned credit for CMPS 200.
Computing techniques emphasizing solutions to problems encountered in the mathematical and natural sciences.
This course is not open to computer science majors or minors.
www.louisiana.edu /Academic/Sciences/CMPS/curriculum/courses03-05.html   (1367 words)

 The .NET Abstraction Pile
In fact, it is typical to have many abstractions stacked together, each one attempting to present an illusion which is even further from the truth.
The goal of each abstraction is to decrease complexity by presenting a simplified view of something else.
Windows Forms is a layer of abstraction which is built on the Win32 API underneath.
biztech.ericsink.com /Abstraction_Pile.html   (3108 words)

 UL Lafayette: Computer Science: Courses
Restr: This course is not open to Computer Science majors and minors, nor to any student with earned credit for CMPS 300.
Computing techniques emphasizing solutions to problems encountered in the social sciences.
Prereq: CMPS 261 with a minimum grade of C. To register for a computer science course numbered 340 and above a student must be in Upper Division and must meet required course prerequisites.
www.louisiana.edu /Academic/Sciences/CMPS/curriculum/courses.html   (1515 words)

 Computer Science 504N
The ubiquity of computers suggests the value of such knowledge regardless of your chosen major field, but interest should be especially strong in Engineering, Science, and Business.
As a companion to CS514N, this course is on a path potentially leading to entry into the master's degree program in computer science.
Abstraction as a vehicle for reducing the complexity of problems.
www.cs.wustl.edu /ComputerScience504N.htm   (396 words)

 IPFW: Computer Science
The department strives to offer students excellent instruction and educational opportunities in computer science, information systems, and applied computer science.
Be aware of ethical and societal concerns relating to computers in society and apply this knowledge in the conduct of their careers.
The degree programs in computer science provide a strong background to students interested in developing software for diverse computer applications.
www.ipfw.edu /academics/programs/undergraduate/c/computer-science   (222 words)

 Illinois State University : School of Information Technology : Computer Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a comprehensive study of computer science that blends theory, abstraction and design in a variety of traditional and current areas.
According to data issued in February 2000, the positions of computer engineer, computer support specialist, system analyst, and database administrator are the four fastest growing occupations in America.
Between 1998 and 2008 the demand for computer engineers will increase by 108 percent; the demand for computer support specialist will increase by 102 percent; the demand for systems analysts will increase by 94 percent; and the demand for database administrators will increase by 77 percent.
www.itk.ilstu.edu /UNGRADV/ADVISING/prog_undergrad_cs.htm   (289 words)

 Computer Science Course Descriptions -- Normandale Community College
Use of abstraction to hide program details and abstract data types will be emphasized throughout the course.
CSCI 2011 Discrete Structures of Computer Science 4 CR FALL Concepts fundamental to the analysis of algorithms.
Introduction to computer organization, machine language, and the use of assembly language programming using the Motorola 680x0 or DEC alpha instruction set.
www.nr.cc.mn.us /computerscience/department/cssem.html   (488 words)

 Computer Science
According to Dr. Curt Powley, HPU organizer and assistant professor computer science, the event was a great way for computer science students to elevate their educational experience and develop real-world skills by competing against their peers from other universities.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) degree meets the high standards of model programs proposed by such organizations as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with excellent preparation for jobs in the growing field of computer science or for further graduate studies.
www.hpu.edu /index.cfm?section=undergrad5   (621 words)

 What is abstraction? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
A programmer would use abstraction, for example, to note that two functions perform almost the same task and can be combined into a single function.
Abstraction is one of the most important techniques in software engineering and is closely related to two other important techniques -- encapsulation and information hiding.
Interesting article about the differences between abstraction, encapsulation, and information hiding, and how the three terms are often used incorrectly.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/E/abstraction.html   (198 words)

 Calvin College - Academics - Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at Calvin College is committed to maintaining a curriculum that keeps pace with these changes.
As our world relies increasingly on computer technology, it is imperative that Christians be well-trained in Computer Science in order to be "salt and light" in this area of God's domain.
Calvin's Computer Science program offers a unique blend of professional and spiritual training in a dynamic mixture of technical education, values formation and Christian fellowship.
www.calvin.edu /academics/computer-science.htm   (139 words)

 computer science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a computer science major that develops students' ability to design and implement computer programs to solve many types of problems.
The computer science minor complements any major for which computer applications are important.
CMS 440 Computer Graphics: Survey of computer graphic hardware, primitive graphic operations and implementations, two-dimensional and three-dimensional transformations, hidden lines and surface removal, illumination and shading models, curves and surface, color modeling, and animation.
www.rollins.edu /studentrecords/Curriculum/computer_science.html   (954 words)

 Computer Science Information
An exploration of how computers work: what goes on inside the computer (hardware), how to program computers (software), the Internet and communication revolution, artificial intelligence, and the limits of computation.
Prerequisite: A grade point average of 3.5 in all Computer Science courses.
Opportunity for upper level students to do advanced work in a specialized area of computer science.
www.stonehill.edu /academics/overviews/computer_science/courses.htm   (552 words)

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