My Math Forum  

Go Back   My Math Forum > Welcome > New Users

New Users Post up here and introduce yourself!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
September 7th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2009

Posts: 201
Thanks: 0

Computer science and Math program..

Hi, I'll be entering my first year of university and I'm wondering about a couple of things.. If I'm interested in both mathematics and computer science should I take a double program or just do mathematics and take computer science electives/on the side.. Is there really enough to fill a degree in computer science? I'm probably ignorant to many things but what exactly goes on in a computer science program? It's heavily based on discrete math isn't it?

Anyway, I haven't taken physics either, should I look into that? Or is it okay if I sit out on physics..

Thanks
ElMarsh is offline  
 
September 7th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2007

Posts: 2,140
Thanks: 0

If you're into mathematics, then you should have interest on both physics and computer science. Both of those fields use good amount of language of mathematics. Try learning advanced mathematics (beyond calculus, such as differential equations, topology, complex analysis, etc.), if you want to become a liberal mathematician.
johnny is offline  
September 7th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2009

Posts: 201
Thanks: 0

Re: Computer science and Math program..

I'm not saying that physics isn't interesting, I just never took a course in physics during my high school "career". Taking physics at a university might be a bit of a leap considering my background...
ElMarsh is offline  
September 7th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2007

Posts: 2,140
Thanks: 0

You should consider reading some basic physics textbooks, and perhaps taking a class that will help you to obtain some basic physics knowledge in order to do good in advanced physics classes that usual college physics curriculum offers.
johnny is offline  
September 7th, 2009, 09:49 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2009

Posts: 201
Thanks: 0

Re: Computer science and Math program..

there is some kind of entry level physics course stream at my university, I wonder if I'd be able to take that one.. The attitude at my school is a bit neglectful of high school eduction, they don't think it's "good enough", so I hope they'll talk about things from "scratch" . I know that first year math courses tend to have the same attitude
ElMarsh is offline  
September 7th, 2009, 09:53 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2007

Posts: 2,140
Thanks: 0

Some of us in this forum could help you out if you have any questions regarding certain physics problems. Also, I think some of those physics courses offered in some universities are helpful, and I assume most students will have the capability to do good in the classes.
johnny is offline  
September 7th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2009

Posts: 201
Thanks: 0

Re: Computer science and Math program..

thanks; I'm really torn between what I'd like to study.. I feel like I should've been more enthused earlier when I had the time to explore many things.. So far, all I know is that I really like math. I've been reading up on computer science a bit and it sounds interesting, but I'm not sure if I could call myself completely knowledgeable about what the higher-level computer scientists are researching.. I think physics would've been something I'd like but I just don't have the time now to catch up with all the missed years of high school physics
ElMarsh is offline  
September 7th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2007

Posts: 2,140
Thanks: 0

It's better late than never! If you want to study more physics and computer science, then do it! Currently, computer scientists are into artificial intelligence for an example, it will improve (maybe someday a robot will be created)!
johnny is offline  
September 7th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2009

Posts: 201
Thanks: 0

Re: Computer science and Math program..

yeah, but I feel like while my main interest is just in mathematics, I'm sort of just looking for other related fields to study because a specialist in mathematics program looks so frightening
ElMarsh is offline  
September 7th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2007

Posts: 2,140
Thanks: 0

Mathematics is a strong language used by both physicists and computer scientists. Mathematics is very important to go over, and at the same time you could go over some interesting physics and computer science as well. For example, have you studied the theoretical concepts behind a black hole? This is an astrophysics question, but one need advanced mathematics to efficiently understand the theoretical concepts of a black hole in the universe. Also, theoretical computer science comes to mind, where some good mathematical concepts are required, such as set theory, etc.
johnny is offline  
Reply

  My Math Forum > Welcome > New Users

Tags
computer, math, program, science



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Computer Science Question Shamieh Computer Science 6 September 27th, 2013 05:34 PM
Math or Computer Science? dbayraktar28 Computer Science 8 September 14th, 2013 04:03 PM
Career in Computer Science MadSoulz Computer Science 4 September 7th, 2012 02:03 AM
Computer Science johnny Computer Science 8 December 2nd, 2007 12:16 PM
computer science competition johnny Computer Science 2 August 5th, 2007 07:12 PM





Copyright © 2017 My Math Forum. All rights reserved.