The ABCs of Computer Science

So over the next few months or so, I’d like to write a series of educational posts on “The ABCs of Computer Science”. In each post, I would talk about a topic that begins with the letter of the alphabet I am on. This will not only serve as an educational resource for people wanting to learn new things or get an overview of some of the big topics in computer science, but also as a learning experiment for me.

I plan to make an ABCs post at least every two weeks, and my regular posts about thesis updates and mathematical curiosities will continue. I have a tentative list of topics but I’d like your input. What topics would you like to see me write about? What’s something you are interested to learn? What can I use for elusive letters such as Q, X, and Z? Leave your ideas in the comments below and I will do my best to incorporate them.

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2 comments on “The ABCs of Computer Science

  1. For ‘Z’ you could pick a constant (zeta(3) perhaps?) and talk about the advancement of thinking about generating decimal expansions. The wikipedia page for Apéry’s constant has a good overview of it. Or Zeilberger algorithm, although I think that may be a bit difficult to cover in a single blog post.

  2. Q -> quantum computing?

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