## COMPUMATH CITATION INDEX 2002

# Scope Notes

### CompuMath Citation Index

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**Automation & Control Systems**

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Automation & Control Systems covers resources on the design and development of processes and systems that minimize the necessity of human intervention. Resources in this category cover control theory, control engineering, and laboratory and manufacturing automation.

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**Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence**

*Category Description: *

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence covers resources that focus on research and techniques to create machines that attempt to efficiently reason, problem-solve, use knowledge representation, and perform analysis of contradictory or ambiguous information. This category includes resources on artificial intelligence technologies such as expert systems, fuzzy systems, natural language processing, speech recognition, pattern recognition, computer vision, decision-support systems, knowledge bases, and neural networks.

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**Computer Science, Cybernetics**

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Computer Science, Cybernetics includes resources that focus on the control and information flows within and between artificial (machine) and biological systems. Resources in this category draw from the fields of artificial intelligence, automatic control, and robotics.

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**Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture**

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Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture covers resources on the physical components of a computer system: main and logic boards, internal buses and interfaces, static and dynamic memory, storage devices and storage media, power supplies, input and output devices, networking interfaces, and networking hardware such as routers and bridges. Resources in this category also cover the architecture of computing devices, such as SPARC, RISC, and CISC designs, as well as scalable, parallel, and multi-processor computing architectures.

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**Computer Science, Information Systems**

*Category Description: *

Computer Science, Information Systems covers resources that focus on the acquisition, processing, storage, management, and dissemination of electronic information that can be read by humans, machines, or both. This category also includes resources for telecommunications systems and discipline-specific subjects such as medical informatics, chemical information processing systems, geographical information systems, and some library science.

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**Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications**

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Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications includes resources concerned with the application of computer technology and methodology to other disciplines, such as information management, engineering, biology, medicine, environmental studies, geosciences, arts and humanities, agriculture, chemistry, and physics.

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**Computer Science, Software Engineering**

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Computer Science, Software Engineering includes resources that are concerned with the programs, routines, and symbolic languages that control the functioning of the hardware and direct its operation. Also covered in this category are computer graphics, digital signal processing, and programming languages.

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**Computer Science, Theory & Methods**

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Computer Science, Theory & Methods includes resources that emphasize experimental computer processing methods or programming techniques such as parallel computing, distributed computing, logic programming, object-oriented programming, high-speed computing, and supercomputing.

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**Mathematics**

*Category Description: *

Mathematics covers resources having a general or interdisciplinary approach to the field. The category also includes resources focusing specific fields of basic research in Mathematics such as topology, algebra, functional analysis, combinatorial theory, differential geometry and number theory.

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**Mathematics, Applied**

*Category Description: *

Mathematics, Applied covers resources concerned with applications of mathematics to other fields of science. It includes areas such as differential equations, numerical analysis, nonlinearity, control, software, systems analysis, computational mathematics and mathematical modeling. Resources that are concerned with mathematical methods but whose primary focus is on a specific non-mathematics discipline such as biology, psychology, history, etc., are covered in the MATHEMATICS, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS category.

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**Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications**

*Category Description: *

Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications includes resources concerned with mathematical methods whose primary focus is on a specific non-mathematics discipline such as biology, psychology, history, etc. Resources that focus on specific mathematical topics such as differential equations, numerical analysis, nonlinearity, etc., are covered in the MATHEMATICS, APPLIED category.

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**Operations Research & Management Science**

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Operations Research & Management Science includes resources on the definition, analysis, and solution of complex problems. Relevant topics in this category include mathematical modeling, stochastic modeling, decision theory and systems, optimization theory, logistics, and control theory.

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**Physics, Mathematical**

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Physics, Mathematical includes resources that focus on mathematical methods in physics. It includes resources on logic, set theory, algebra, group theory, function theory, analysis, geometry, topology, and probability theory that have applications in physics.

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**Robotics**

*Category Description: *

Robotics includes resources that cover the branch of engineering devoted to the design, training, and application of robots, mechanical devices capable of performing a variety of manipulation and locomotion tasks. Resources in this category draw from the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, cybernetics, bionics, and artificial intelligence.

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**Statistics & Probability**

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Statistics & Probability includes resources on these two fields. Statistics includes resources concerned with methods of obtaining data, analyzing and summarizing them, and drawing inferences from data samples by the use of probability theory. Probability covers resources on the study of the mathematical structures and constructions used to analyze the probability of a given set of events from a family of outcomes.