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why is mathematics so important ?

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  1. anonymous
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    It isn't

  2. anonymous
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    really?

  3. anonymous
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    No haha it actually is. It just doesn't feel useful

  4. anonymous
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    because basically everything requires mathematics

  5. anonymous
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    hmm.. useful ? i thought everything in this universe is depended on it!!

  6. anonymous
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    and math is like a language.

  7. anonymous
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    so mathematics is like the lanaguage of physics and what ever there is? is that what you are saying ?

  8. TuringTest
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    not important at all unless you like computers, buildings, science, keeping track of your money, and not looking like a retard who doesn't know how to add and subtract ;)

  9. anonymous
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    @TuringTest What kind of job does not require math?

  10. anonymous
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    @turing test : thats a nice name. you sure know mathematics alright. i am after computers by the way. just wanted to know about mathematics. its the basics..

  11. TuringTest
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    weather predictions, investment opportunities... exactly moneybird

  12. TuringTest
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    Thanks for the name recognition. I'm not much of a CS guy though ironically, just thought the name was clever. I'm a physics person myself.

  13. anonymous
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    i read about alan turing. some person. if it weren't for him we would not have compilers and string search...

  14. TuringTest
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    @moneybird I was at mcdonalds once and the bill was $5.21 or something. I tried to give the cashier a $10 bill and a quarter and they couldn't understand why, so yes you really need it for almost ANY job lol

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    ur welcome... what interests u in physics ?

  16. anonymous
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    lol

  17. TuringTest
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    @karthik Turing was a great genious. I got the idea from a book called Godel, Escher Bach by Douglas Hofstadter. I like physics because it's deep. The nature of the universe is interesting in my opinion. That's all. Plus math is fun, and I get to use it.

  18. anonymous
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    However, it seems that math is the most struggling subject in schools

  19. anonymous
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    it is becoz math is taught that way.... learning becomes fun when it has creativity ...

  20. TuringTest
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    because people just see a bunch of x's and y's and get all confused. They don't see the point. I hated math until I was took biology, then I saw it was important, which made it interesting to me.

  21. anonymous
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    math is more about the concept while history and other courses are more like memorising

  22. anonymous
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    einsteins uncle taught some maths to him by saying that "X is the mising animal in a jungle.."... the way of presentation matters a lot..

  23. TuringTest
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    That kind of thing never helped me karthik. Unless I CARE what animal is missing it seems arbitrary. Like 'Johnny has 12 apples and Susie has 3/4 as many as Johnny'. In middle school my response was 'Who the hell cares?' It wasn't until math let me find out things I was interested in that I began to like it. You, @moneybird, seem to like math purely for the sake of math, so we are different in that way. I still find advanced math fun though.

  24. anonymous
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    Well, depends on what do you define as advanced math. advanced math as in higher level of math or deeper thinking?

  25. TuringTest
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    deeper thinking like that theorem you showed me to find the number of factors of any number. Factoring is a simple idea, but the mathematical symmetry/patterns you can find in it are fascinating.

  26. anonymous
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    i like deeper thinking too. It makes you feel confident when you finish the problem.

  27. TuringTest
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    ^definitely :)

  28. anonymous
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    Mathematics is important because using the right math you can describe any natural phenomenon more or less accurately. If you know, for example, the math governing celestial bodies, you can predict the path of an asteroid and whether it's likely to hit earth, or when and where to launch a rocket so that it can bring a rover to Mars without missing it by a few million miles. Knowing the math behind general relativity is imperative for example for GPS navigation (relative time and how it is influenced by gravity and the relative movement of two observers is essential to this - with only a small error in the math, GPS navigation could be off by miles). Knowing the math governing the behaviours of different materials is essential to being able to build integrated circuits and skyscrapers out of concrete and steel. These are just a few examples, but you get the idea. Math is literally at the heart of almost everything we do and use every day.

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