tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8286666165488170603.post858869121192662930..comments2019-01-28T18:35:32.377+05:30Comments on Languager: CS Education is fat and weak – 1Rustom Modyhttps://plus.google.com/109274823883652887893noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8286666165488170603.post-15717418651475530782013-02-12T11:08:40.827+05:302013-02-12T11:08:40.827+05:30From one POV, group theory is mostly irrelevant to...From one POV, group theory is mostly irrelevant to CS – needed in some specialized areas of coding theory and little else.<br />And (keeping this POV) one may wonder whether the emphasis of group theory in traditional undergraduate discrete math courses is not overdone.<br /><br />Do a small alpha rename of 'group theory' to 'algebraic structures' and the picture changes.<br />eg see Andrzej Tarlecki and Sannella foundations of algebraic specifications.<br /><br />And then when you see the importance of algebra to CS and also find the usual group-theory-equals-algebra books mostly useless, maybe you look beyond to more general algebraic structures like<br />Azriel Rosenfeld's Algebraic structures -- a difficult book that will improve your moral musculature if you wrestle with it.<br />Rusihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03040567617543126490noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8286666165488170603.post-5387568762450612232013-02-11T22:22:37.999+05:302013-02-11T22:22:37.999+05:30Any suggestions for self-study of group theory?Any suggestions for self-study of group theory?Daniel Santa Cruzhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18055286161550269129noreply@blogger.com