CS-106   Intro Scientific Computation & Modeling

An introduction to computing as a tool for science, emphasizing programming as a methodology for problem solving, quantitative data analysis, and simulation in science and mathematics. This includes in silico modeling of natural phenomena, precise specification of a problem, design of its algorithmic solution, testing, debugging, and maintaining software, using scripting to increase scientific productivity, and the use of existing scientific software libraries. A secondary emphasis is the discussion of breadth topics, including historical, theoretical, ethical and biblical perspectives on computing as a discipline. This course provides an alternative to Computer Science 108, providing an introduction to computing focusing on scientific examples and applications. Laboratory. Meets the information technology core requirement.