ERIC Number: ED428953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Careers in Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA.
This booklet provides some answers to questions on how mathematics is used in the world of work, what kinds of problems it solves, and why it is the key to so many careers, particularly to the jobs of the 21st century. Part of that preparation is mathematical knowledge, tools such as derivatives, probability, and matrices as well as central themes like the art of abstraction. Another part of preparation is experience using those ideas in real applications and experience in finding the general patterns among specific problems in engineering, science, finance, medicine, and many other areas. This booklet discusses those problems that applied mathematicians can solve, the environments in which they work, the education necessary to succeed, and the personal experiences of some applied mathematicians. References contain 12 print and 7 electronic additional sources of information. (ASK)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Technology, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Relevance (Education)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 3600 University City Science Centers, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688; Web site: http://www.siam.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA.
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