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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 Contents[edit | edit source]

Standard Level[edit | edit source]

Development stage: 50% Topic 1 - System Fundamentals

Development stage: 70% Topic 2 - Computer Organisation

Development stage: 100% Topic 3 - Networks

Development stage: 00% Topic 4 - Computational Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Programming

Higher Level[edit | edit source]

Development stage: 00% Topic 5 - Abstract Data Structures

Development stage: 50% Topic 6 - Resource Management

Development stage: 00% Topic 7 - Control

Options[edit | edit source]

Development stage: 00% Option A - Databases

Development stage: 00% Option B - Modelling and Simulation

Development stage: 00% Option C - Web Science

Development stage: 30% Option D - Object-Oriented Programming


Outside the syllabus

Development stage: 00% Limitations of computing

Development stage: 00% Artificial Intelligence

Extras[edit | edit source]

Development stage: 00% Extended Essay

Development stage: 40% Definitions

About this Book[edit | edit source]

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