Basic Notions of Informatics
Informatics is concerned with information processing as supported by technical tools. Today’s major technical tool for processing information is the computer. Hence, to a large extent informatics is concerned with computers, their construction and their applications. In the latter area informatics is mainly interested in extracting the common underlying principles of different fields of application and in generalizing those principles to apply them to other fields. This interest is justified by our experience that many applications which, at first sight, seem to not have anything in common, rely on the same methods and can take over many principles from each other.
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