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Math is important to the science of computer sciences but not
necessarily the application of the science. In most cases the math is
encapsulated into functions and procedures for us already. Maybe I can't
write a decent bubble sort, but I know that there are different types of
sorts and that there is code already written which I can use to
implement such functionality.
-----Original Message-----
From: Mario Cariggi [mailto:gelfand.transform_at_gmail.com]=20
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 12:08 PM
To: Post, Ethan
Cc: cstephens16_at_gmail.com; Oracle-L (E-mail)
Subject: Re: Database in depth, by C.J. Date
Hi Ethan,
On 6/14/05, Post, Ethan <Ethan.Post_at_ps.net> wrote:
> Actually as I understand it Einstein was not all that great at math
> either, but he had the ability to conceptualize things that no one
else
> could. I believe you can be a pretty good DBA and not really be great
at
> math.
=20
there is an amusing diatribe through the physicists about=20
who was the greatest physicist of all time: Newton or Einstein.=20
Someone says that was Newton, because he developed by=20
himself the math he needs to give us the Theory of Gravitation,
instead Einstein used the math of nineteenth century.=20
Well even if it is so, Einstein was really really great at math.
I didn't say you have to be great at math to be a pretty good DBA,=20 but the importance of math in computer science it is a fact.
Sorry if I have offended someone.
Best regards.
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