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Female math studentMathematics is one of the oldest and most fundamental sciences. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems. This webpage provides an overview of the field, information about degree options and preparation required, a career path forecast, and profiles of professionals in the field.www.careercornerstone.org/math/math.htm

A related field is statistics, which is the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, and presentation of numerical data. Statisticians contribute to scientific inquiry by applying their mathematical and statistical knowledge to the design of surveys and experiments; the collection, processing, and analysis of data; and the interpretation of the results. This webpage provides an overview of the field, information about degree options and preparation required, a career path forecast, and profiles of professionals in the field. www.careercornerstone.org/statistics/statistics.htm

Male math studentMathematics is among the most fascinating of all intellectual disciplines, the purest of all art forms, and the most challenging of games. The study of mathematics is not only exciting, but important: mathematicians have an opportunity to make a lasting contribution to society by helping to solve problems in such diverse fields as medicine, management, economics. government, computer science, physics, psychology, engineering, and social science. This website gives an overview of fields of study within mathematics (statistics, math modeling, computer science) and clear explanations of different topics covered in mathematics (e.g., topology, number theory, differential equations, logic and set theory). The authors try to provide a flavor of some of the areas of mathematics in which there are many opportunities.
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