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Old 10th January 2009
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Originally Posted by anemos View Post
...relationship between mathematics and CS.
I find it hard to answer this question, mainly because i am (obviously) no authority on this matter.
Practically speaking, for the typical working programmer, not much.
But, there is plenty of interesting stuff out there that's only available in the form of research papers; an interesting idea or maybe a better/faster algorithm that you could use in your application. Now, I suppose for a research paper to have some credibility it needs to have a solid mathematical foundation. But, its this math that makes it impervious to us ordinary mortals.
Also, it can be argued that even if you don't actually use it, it's still good to know it.
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