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  1. #1 computer science subjects that involve minimal mathematics 
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    what are the least mathematics-oriented computer science subjects? i intend to eventual acquire the required knowledge for more mathematics-oriented subjects of computer science, but for now, i want to learn everything i can about computers that doesn't involve mathematics. i want to be productive in the computer arena as i learn the necessary mathematics for more mathematics-oriented stuff/

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    Depending on how you look at it, computer science is very similar to mathematics on some fundamental levels. Basic programming itself doesn't strictly require any mathematics though. (I believe that programming benefits form a mathematical mindset though.)

    On the other hand, I don't think you'll be able to get through any computer science degrees math-free, or even math-lite really. Almost all of the computer science classes that aren't just programming require some math. I don't think I'd really be able to rank them on the level of math needed.

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    This is a tough one, computer science at its heart is applied mathematics. Note i'm drawing a difference between programming and computer science, they really are different. If you want to learn about computers and programming there are plenty of good books out there as introductions to the fundamentals. If you want to be productive (e.g., get a decent job) then i'd start learning Java or C#.
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