Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Applied Mathematics

When I majored in applied mathematics, I planned to use that math in a science or engineering field. I never imagined that I'd use it to determine how many terrorists we'd need to kill, or that someone would use it to prove that vampires don't exist.

Math is good stuff.

2 comments:

allen said...

My only criticism of the mathematical proof that vampires don't exist is that it's quite clear to me that you can only use imaginary numbers to disprove the existence of imaginary creatures.

Anonymous said...

link to a great article about the future of careers in math:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_04/b3968001.htm