I gotta admit math is my weakest subject. Furthest math class I made it to in HS was pre-Calc
I've always been a nerd at heart and love computers/electronics, so I figured why not "do something you love". Plus it beats the hell out of majoring in psych/criminal justice when I have no intentions of going to graduate or law school.
04-07-2011, 02:18 PM #1
How good at math do you need to be to major in Computer Science?Gentleman of Leisure
04-07-2011, 02:19 PM #2
04-07-2011, 02:23 PM #3
04-07-2011, 02:23 PM #4
- Join Date: Oct 2002
- Location: Minnesota, United States
- Posts: 1,895
- BodyPoints: 857
- Rep Power: 1168
The actual computer science stuff you don't really need to be math heavy at all and will be able to get through knowing just pre-calc.
However, it probably depends on your program. Mine, for example, required me to take Calc I and II, Discrete Math, and a couple of Calculus based Physics courses, all of which are obviously math heavy.
So while the CS classes aren't really "math heavy" a lot of the other stuff they'll have you take is, which might be a problem for you if you don't dedicate yourself to it."ohhhh, ok thanks. i thought it meant PIInuTButter since this is a body building website." - GuhleeMonAhnuld
04-07-2011, 02:24 PM #5
- Join Date: Sep 2010
- Location: California, United States
- Posts: 1,901
- Rep Power: 1778
04-07-2011, 02:24 PM #6
I think it depends on the school. At mine, we only had to go up to Calculus 2, plus a couple other high-level math classes (discrete math, some others I can't remember, etc.) Computer Engineers had it worse, they had to go up to Calc 4 I think."The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black.
I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds. " ~ Henry Rollins
04-07-2011, 02:25 PM #7
04-07-2011, 02:26 PM #8
04-07-2011, 02:27 PM #9
- Join Date: Aug 2009
- Location: Texas, United States
- Age: 28
- Stats: 6'3", 220 lbs
- Posts: 3,942
- Rep Power: 4468
04-07-2011, 02:28 PM #10
04-07-2011, 02:28 PM #11
- Join Date: Aug 2010
- Location: New Jersey, United States
- Age: 20
- Stats: 5'11", 174 lbs
- Posts: 2,667
- Rep Power: 855
04-07-2011, 02:29 PM #12
04-07-2011, 02:29 PM #13" Has anyone ever tried using a power tool to masturbate? Well, one day the batteries died in my vibrator mid session and left me desperate to climax. My husband has been working on building the shed in the back yard, in which my mind quickly panned to the power drill he has been using. I took the power drill and drilled a hole straight up the center and voila, a fully functional high speed rotating dildo." — Secret Society of Women
04-07-2011, 02:44 PM #14
- Join Date: Jan 2006
- Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
- Stats: 6'2", 215 lbs
- Posts: 8,745
- BodyPoints: 7446
- Rep Power: 57388
04-07-2011, 02:50 PM #15
- Join Date: Apr 2010
- Location: Oregon, United States
- Age: 33
- Stats: 5'6", 150 lbs
- Posts: 8,343
- Rep Power: 3059
It takes math, but actually using Math in a lot of applications? Really depends what field you go into. What seperates good programmers from bad programmers is their ability to logically think out a problem and design a solution, not their math skills.
That said most degree's require a fairly high level of math.
Most out here require
3 Calculus Classes
Linear Algebra(Matrix Math)
That said you also have to have a lot of general education stuff like Physics, which is quite calculus intense at parts.
Its not that hard, honestly the main reason i switched from EE to Software was because I kept failing hard at math and EE is ALL math.Join KIVA - Donate to those in need around the world! Free $25 for signing up!
Join the League of Legends! Largest MOBA Game of all time!
By darklifter in forum Misc.Replies: 40Last Post: 12-27-2010, 12:12 AM
By cooldudemanus77 in forum Misc.Replies: 8Last Post: 07-08-2010, 08:05 AM
By MrBuffDude in forum Misc.Replies: 18Last Post: 01-17-2009, 06:24 PM
By taoofjord in forum Misc.Replies: 3Last Post: 07-26-2006, 03:33 PM
By blueboye in forum Misc.Replies: 21Last Post: 02-27-2004, 06:06 PM