[Tutor] Maths (slightly OT)

Gonçalo Rodrigues op73418 at mail.telepac.pt
Tue Feb 3 14:19:03 EST 2004

Em Tue, 3 Feb 2004 20:08:59 +0200, "philip gilchrist"
<philip at pacer.co.za> atirou este peixe aos pinguins:

>Hi Pythoners
>My Son has challenged me to name a few careers that would use Maths
>exponents and all the calculations in them as a way of getting out of
>learning them. Obviously, programming and basically anything to do with
>Computers is foremost in the answer, but I was hoping that you studious
>types would be able to supply me with more than the obvious answer.
>Hoping to hear from all the career people that can use Mathematical
>Calculations on a regular basis.

The obvious answer to your question is: a mathematician. Physicists
also use a lot of mathematics, in fact a lot of mathematical research
is motivated by problems in physics.

Having said this, let me add that mathematics is being applied to
various subjects. People studying DNA use knot theory, biologists
model the evolution of populations using differential equations,
economists use game theory, sociologists make heavy use of statistics,
research in computer science makes heavy use of category theory, and
the list goes on.

With my best regards,
G. Rodrigues

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