Date of Original Version

8-1972

Type

Technical Report

Rights Management

All Rights Reserved

Abstract or Description

One of the goals of the immigration course is to present an overview of the field of Computer Science, including introductions to a variety of interesting problem areas. Another is to instill in the entering student an appreciation that Computer Science includes problems which can be studied in depth. We have chosen a problem-oriented format to help satisfy both of these goals, because:

1. in many cases it is easier to use a concrete example to explain the focus of an area than to give general descriptions and abstract proofs; and

2. one of the best ways to appreciate significant problems is to try to solve some.

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