# Definition:Computer Science

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## Definition

**Computer science** is the branch of mathematics concerning computation.

As such it can be considered as an offshoot of both mathematical logic and discrete mathematics.

## Also see

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## Historical Note

The origin of **computer science** can be traced back to the design of algorithms by Euclid.

Even further back, the Babylonians employed the techniques of asymptotic complexity and reducibility.

The discipline became of great importance with the advent of the digital computer in the $20$th century.

## Sources

- 1979: John E. Hopcroft and Jeffrey D. Ullman:
*Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $1$: Preliminaries: $1.6$ Synopsis of the Book