Computer Science for the International Baccalaureate Diploma

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Computer Science is an experimental science that offers a rigorous and practical problem-solving discipline, which, as a methodology, can be applied to all walks of life.

If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations, the study of computer science can tell us about the kinds of natural phenomena that can occur.
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.

Table of ContentsEdit

Standard LevelEdit

  Topic 1 - System Fundamentals

  Topic 2 - Computer Organisation

  Topic 3 - Networks

  Topic 4 - Computational Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Programming

Higher LevelEdit

  Topic 5 - Abstract Data Structures

  Topic 6 - Resource Management

  Topic 7 - Control

OptionsEdit

  Option A - Databases

  Option B - Modelling and Simulation

  Option C - Web Science

  Option D - Object-Oriented Programming

Extension

Outside the syllabus

  Limitations of computing

  Artificial Intelligence

ExtrasEdit

  Extended Essay

  Definitions

About this BookEdit

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SyllabusEdit

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