Resources for learning the Math and Science behind computing

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sam_i_am
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Re: Resources for learning the Math and Science behind compu

Postby sam_i_am » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:54 pm UTC

some University CS departments publish their slides and curriculum online for the public to view. If I were looking to brush up on basic computing theory, I would try to find some slides for a computer architecture class, or a discrete mathematics class.

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Re: Resources for learning the Math and Science behind compu

Postby lunar » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:12 pm UTC

This is the text at my Uni covering these topics and I found it to be quite good:

http://www.amazon.com/Objects-Abstraction-Data-Structures-Design/dp/0471467553

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Re: Resources for learning the Math and Science behind compu

Postby Idetuxs » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:03 am UTC

Thanks. I picked "Introduction to Algorithms" by Thomas Cormen as our exercises were based on this book. I finished that class and i'm just moving on.
But any other suggestion would be useful too.

I was checking out the MIT page that has some exams and lecture notes.

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Re: Resources for learning the Math and Science behind compu

Postby gaurwraith » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:29 pm UTC

Maths for CS by Eric Lehman, you could find it in the MIT opencourseware, but here is a straightforward link. I'm no expert, but this book seems pretty exhaustive, written in a simple style, and is html indexed.

http://courses.csail.mit.edu/6.042/spring12/mcs.pdf

I would open my eyes to all theplatforms for massive online courses that are arising lately: coursera, udacity, khan academy, EdX, and lots more. This are the best resources imo. Planned courses with explanations, quizzes, projects, self-assesment...

I don't think they are for the PhD, but I think you can find solid knowledge
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