At the Irvine campus of the University of California, all physics majors are taking a one‐quarter computer course at the start of their freshman‐sophomore physics sequence. Known as “information and communication science,” the course enables Irvine professors to assign problems requiring computer solution and to use the computer for data analysis throughout a student's undergraduate career. The program is partly subsidized by the IBM Corp., which is sponsoring a com computers‐in‐education research group at Irvine, working in parallel with the school's own faculty as well as computer center staff.

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