Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks vroom
No such thing as a small change
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Yes, most definitely. You might say "I don't need math to do web programming", and you are probably right. But then, you don't need a degree to do web programming to begin with. You do need to know how the kidneys and the liver work to get a medical degree, even if you don't need that knowledge to do volunteer work for the Red Cross.

Here's an example of how you would be using math while programming. Suppose you have to shuffle an array. You can just grab a module or cut and paste the FAQ, but what if you want (or need) to know that the algorithm is correct, fair and efficient? You do need math. Mostly discrete math in this case, but to do discrete math well, you need to have your foundations in algebra and analysis.

I got a fair bit of mathematics when I did my masters in CS. And I'm very glad I had it. It doesn't mean I'm constantly busy proving new theorems, but the mathetical way of thinking makes me write better programs, if only by easier spotting flaws or holes in the programs.

Abigail


In reply to Re: Should math (or adv. math) be required in CIS degrees? by Abigail-II
in thread (OT) Should math (or adv. math) be required in CIS degrees? by japhif

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others chanting in the Monastery: (16)
    As of 2014-04-17 14:28 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      April first is:







      Results (449 votes), past polls