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59 Mathematical and Computer Sciences (General)

Includes general topics and overviews related to mathematics and computer science. For specific topics in these areas see categories 60 through 67.

Definition

Mathematics – The study of the logical relationships among abstract entities. These relationships are expressed in numbers, symbols, and signs and may also be applied to concrete instances such as measures and properties of shapes. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Computer Sciences – The study of the development and use of electronic and optoelectronic devices that store, process, and retrieve information, and of theoretical and applied disciplines that are related and have contributed to these devices and their capabilities.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : Mathematics and computer theory and technology used in aerospace systems or used to model aerospace equipment or natural space phenomena.

Selective Interest : Mathematics and computer science technology having potential aerospace applications.

 

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