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Applied Science
Computing touches every aspect of modern society. The artifacts of computing-hardware, software, and networks-have transformed commerce, communications, educations, entertainment, government, medicine, transportation, and many other disciplines. This course presents an overview of how computers work. It will cover fundamental scientific and engineering principles behind computers, how those principles are put to use in modern computers, and how computers make the internet, web, work processing, graphics, animation ,and other applications possible. As part of this course you will not only get to use current technology but will also be exposed to the great ideas that were and are needed to provide the technical solutions that have allowed computers to transform the way we live and work and will to continue this transformation into the future. The aim of the course is to present this material in a way that assumes no background in computer technology beyond the ability to use a computer to send e-mail, browse the web, and write papers.