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Applied Mathematics

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Applied mathematics is a discipline devoted to the use of mathematical methods and reasoning to solve real-world problems of a scientific or decision-making nature in a wide variety of subjects, principally (but not exclusively) in engineering, medicine, the physical and biological sciences, and the social sciences. Applied mathematical modeling often involves the use of systems of ordinary or partial differential equations to describe and predict the behavior of complex real-world systems that unfold dynamically in time.

Math Accelerated

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Baskin Engineers received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, which will fund research on improving computer models for safety mechanisms within particle accelerators. This is just one example of how applied mathematics can help solve real world problems.

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Career Opportunities with an Applied Mathematics Degree

Professor of Applied Mathematics Dongwook Lee
  • Data Scientist
  • Analyst
  • Software Engineer/Software Developer
  • Control Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • High-Performance Computing and Machine Learning Engineer
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

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