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You are not logged in. #1 20110514 10:30:57
Businesses are going to need tens of thousands of Math majorsFrom the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/techn … .html?_r=1 "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20110514 11:01:22
Re: Businesses are going to need tens of thousands of Math majorsHi MIF; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20110514 22:31:35
Re: Businesses are going to need tens of thousands of Math majorsYet he may find, some time later when the pressure is off, that he can come back to math and really enjoy it. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #4 20110515 16:45:25
Re: Businesses are going to need tens of thousands of Math majorsI think when members of the younger generation declare a hatred for math, they truly don't understand how whether they like it or not, they will be using math in every aspect of their life. I can't think of any professions that don't rely on math to some degree on a day to day basis. Just because you aren't going to become a statistician doesn't mean you escape the fundamentals! There were times in my childhood when I probably cursed math to some degree but just out of ignorance and immaturity. They'll eventually discover it goes far beyond the work place, too. I find myself using math nonstop even for personal hobbies I never imagined would require understanding deeper mathematical concepts (like fly fishing and custom rod building). 