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mathshort2 - National Security Agency (in cryptography )...

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Department of Mathematics Math is ancient (the Greeks) Math is modern (cryptography; modeling of water or electical waves; modeling of disease or interactions of species; modeling air flow around cars, buildings, airplanes and for weather; error- correcting codes used in CDs, DVDs, cell- phones; computer graphics;…) -5 0 5 -5 0 5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 20 40 60 80 100 rabbit 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 fox
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Department of Mathematics Math is… powerful challenging aesthetic somewhat mysterious Interesting The language of science The language of the Universe? even fun?!? A slightly freaky fraction: 1000000000000 / 998999999001 =1.001001002002002003003003004. ..027 027027028028028. ..723723723… Notice the pattern? And how did we invent this fraction?? -300 -200 -100 100 -150 -100 -50 50 100 150 z 4
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Department of Mathematics What happens after college? High school math teachers – high demand, high need, noble profession computer programmer/analyst actuary and other finance positions engineering support
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Unformatted text preview: National Security Agency (in cryptography ) Grad school (research)-1.5-1-0.5 0.5 1 1.5-1-0.5 0.5 1 Department of Mathematics Hot area: math and biology (AIDS, cancer research, human genome, bioinformatics) Above: simulation of life form evolving by certain rules 5 10 15 20 25 30 5 10 15 20 25 30 5 10 15 20 25 30 5 10 15 20 25 30 5 10 15 20 25 30 5 10 15 20 25 30 Some math majors have becomeMayor of New York; Secretary of Defense; Justice on the US Supreme Court; prime minister of (various countries); NBA stars; NFL stars; Grammy-award winners; billionaires (ever hear of google? Hedge funds?) The Simpsons ?! Department of Mathematics Math clubs Scholarships Tutoring job opportunties Outreach grants At right, an example of truly perplexing mathemagical tricks Not sure if math is a hot area? See the Wall Street Journal article from January 2009...
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