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#1 2014-05-17 10:56:05

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Applications of mathematics

Mathematics is relied on by lots of fields. Without the basics of mathematics we wouldn't be able to quantify anything or do calculations. Science and many other fields depend on it. I know some applications of mathematics but only some. I would like people to state areas in which math is used and what math is used. Provide examples if you can please.

Geometry, ratio, proportions and percentages. is used constantly in construction. Plasterers, carpenters etc all use it.


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#2 2014-05-17 11:03:55

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Re: Applications of mathematics

I prefer pure mathematics over applied


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#3 2014-05-17 11:07:09

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Re: Applications of mathematics

There is no applied mathematics without pure mathematics.

Applications: every area of science

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#4 2014-05-17 11:42:46

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Re: Applications of mathematics

You can apply pure mathematics lol. You like to think it's all abstract and pure. The beauty of it is you can apply it to multiple areas.

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#5 2014-05-17 11:43:35

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Re: Applications of mathematics

You can't apply something that doesn't exist. Without the creation of theoretical mathematics, there would be no applications.

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#6 2015-04-23 08:33:58

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Re: Applications of mathematics

I think I agree with ShivamS that there is no application without theory. Maybe,  math is one of those aspects of life we can't do without. Math is for everyone and math is everywhere.
Measurement/mensuration - cooking,  sewing,  cutting, painting, building, medicine (dosage)
Algebra - calculation, business, record keeping
Ratio and proportion - sharing and distribution of items: food, salaries, measurement
Calculus and graphs - business studies and economics
Sets - grouping and categorization

To mention a few I can think of


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#7 2015-04-23 12:36:36

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Re: Applications of mathematics

No offence, your idea of applications, especially that of measurements is ridiculous.

Mathematics can be applied to reality but we do not care.

Bangladesh Mathematics Olympiad Champion wrote:

Mathematics is no more useless than music, painting, rock-climbing or writing a good book. Are these things useless? Of course not!
You may have noticed this. There is a double standard going on against mathematics. You have never seen questions like “What are the real life applications of music?” or “What are the real life applications of reading good books?” But questions like “Why would anyone learn math? What are the real world applications of it?” are readily available everywhere. Why the double standards?
I view mathematics as an art form. It is not useless. I also do not believe that mathematics is important only because of its “practical applications”. Mathematics is not useful just because Gauss used it locate asteroids, or people now use it to encrypt stuff. The original appeal of mathematics does not lie there. Mathematics is useful in its own right and merit. Like I said, it’s an art form. And I shouldn't have to justify why I do mathematics.


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#8 2015-04-23 13:36:10

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Re: Applications of mathematics

That is just a round about way of saying he can not answer the question, "What is math good for?"


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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#9 2015-04-23 19:34:32

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Re: Applications of mathematics

He cAnnot because he does not want to.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#10 2015-04-23 22:11:04

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Re: Applications of mathematics

I know that, but can he answer the question? Supposing that was the bonus question on the Olympiad...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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#11 2015-04-23 23:43:14

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Re: Applications of mathematics

Read the last two lines of his rant


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'But our love is like the wind. I can't see it but I can feel it.' -A Walk to remember

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#12 2015-04-23 23:44:36

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Re: Applications of mathematics

Hmmm, if he did EM he would know what math is good for and he would be able to answer every beginners question.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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#13 2015-04-23 23:47:11

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Re: Applications of mathematics

I do not agree with that view


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'But our love is like the wind. I can't see it but I can feel it.' -A Walk to remember

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#14 2015-04-23 23:48:53

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Re: Applications of mathematics

Which view?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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#15 2015-04-23 23:50:27

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Re: Applications of mathematics

That everything has some purpose.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'But our love is like the wind. I can't see it but I can feel it.' -A Walk to remember

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#16 2015-04-23 23:51:16

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Re: Applications of mathematics

That may or may not be true, I do not know. The question was whether math does.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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#17 2015-04-24 00:04:07

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Re: Applications of mathematics

It is a subjective question


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'But our love is like the wind. I can't see it but I can feel it.' -A Walk to remember

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#18 2015-04-24 00:09:30

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Re: Applications of mathematics

It does have an answer.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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#19 2015-04-24 00:43:10

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Re: Applications of mathematics

What is the answer?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'But our love is like the wind. I can't see it but I can feel it.' -A Walk to remember

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#20 2015-04-24 04:51:42

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Re: Applications of mathematics

Because it solves problems!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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#21 2015-04-24 05:49:52

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Re: Applications of mathematics

I like his rant better


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'But our love is like the wind. I can't see it but I can feel it.' -A Walk to remember

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#22 2015-04-24 07:53:56

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Re: Applications of mathematics

You should like it because it makes you laugh.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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