MA108_Oct_14_2010

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MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers Stan ˙ Zak School of Electrical and Computer Engineering October 14, 2010 MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 1/2 9
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Outline What is math? MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 2/2 9
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Outline What is math? Some pure math problems MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 2/2 9
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Outline What is math? Some pure math problems Engineering challenge problems MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 2/2 9
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Outline What is math? Some pure math problems Engineering challenge problems Optimization and control apps MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 2/2 9
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Outline What is math? Some pure math problems Engineering challenge problems Optimization and control apps Some cool math applications MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 2/2 9
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Outline What is math? Some pure math problems Engineering challenge problems Optimization and control apps Some cool math applications Conclusions MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 2/2 9
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What Is Math? A part of the human search for understanding MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 3/2 9
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What Is Math? A part of the human search for understanding “Mathematical discoveries have come both from the attempt to describe the natural world and from the desire to arrive at a form of inescapable truth from careful reasoning”—Kenyon College Math Department Web Page MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 3/2 9
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What Is Math Good For? In the last few decades mathematics has been successfully applied to many aspects of the human world: voting trends in politics MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 4/2 9
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What Is Math Good For? In the last few decades mathematics has been successfully applied to many aspects of the human world: voting trends in politics dating of ancient artifacts MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 4/2 9
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What Is Math Good For? In the last few decades mathematics has been successfully applied to many aspects of the human world: voting trends in politics dating of ancient artifacts analysis of automobile traffic patterns MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 4/2 9
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What Is Math Good For? In the last few decades mathematics has been successfully applied to many aspects of the human world: voting trends in politics dating of ancient artifacts analysis of automobile traffic patterns biology MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 4/2 9
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What Is Math Good For? In the last few decades mathematics has been successfully applied to many aspects of the human world: voting trends in politics dating of ancient artifacts analysis of automobile traffic patterns biology engineering MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 4/2 9
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Pure Math vs. Applied Math The Millennium Prize Problems MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 5/2 9
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Pure Math vs. Applied Math The Millennium Prize Problems http://www.claymath.org/millennium/ MA 108 Math—The Language of Engineers – p. 5/2 9
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