ERIC Number: ED031411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Mathematical Sciences: A Report.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
Presented are position statements for the support of the mathematical sciences and a description of the present state of both research and education in mathematics and related disciplines. The report calls attention to the penetration of mathematics and mathematical modes of thought into many new areas of scholarship and the resultant increase in the relative enrollment in undergraduate mathematics courses, especially at the upper levels. Also identified is the increasing importance of mathematical methods in industry and government, the rapid growth in employment of mathematical scientists outside the universities, and the pace of growth of mathematical sciences related to that of all other disciplines. Considerable attention is devoted to questions of education, not only for scientists but also for the many users of mathematics. (RP)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Educational Finance, Educational Philosophy, Graduate Study, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Research, Teacher Education, Undergraduate Study
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.