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Invited Talk: Making Mathematical Methods More Practical for Software Developers (Abstract)

  • David L. Parnas
  • P. Eng
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1816)

Abstract

There is a startling contrast between classical engineering disciplines and Software Engineering. Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil Engineers learn a lot of mathematics and they actively use that mathematics when designing new products or processes. In contrast, most software developers see mathematics as nearly irrelevant to their work and some educational programs deliberately neglect traditional mathematics.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Parnas
    • 1
  • P. Eng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing and Software Faculty of EngineeringMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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