It's a problem solved: 7 reasons to study Math?
1. Everyday life: Mathematics is really vital in every day life.
We use maths during our day without even noticing it.
Counting money in shops, salaries, bills…quantities of items,
food or drinks we want. Maths is necessary for life. Just
imagine, you want to buy something, you wouldn't know how to
count it and the seller would have to help you. How would you know
he didn't take more then it costs?
2. Building & infrastructure: Maybe you don't realize it, when you
look at a building, bridge or another structure, but every single
detail of it has been counted. Everything has been planned. And how? Thanks
to mathematics of course. The project designers and civil
engineers with the quantity surveyor think about every detail and on how that can influence the project: counting the cost! Resistance,
Structure height and many others. All this requires strong skills in
mathematics. Before building something you have to mathematically calculate it and figure it out.
3. Design & Architecture: while designing you first have
to visualize it in your head of course, have the idea in your head, see it when you close your yeas just in front of you. That's creativity. But how to put it on paper or on screen, how to make it real; that's a mathematical problem. This is when you will have to use your magic tool kit- mathematics.
Everything has to be calculated so that it correctly fits together,
the curves, geometrical form are all the products of
mathematical functions. You can draw your ideas thanks to
mathematics! Math helps you to put your crazy mind in order.
4. Finances: okay so know, we were able to pay for our breakfast, calculate it and design it. What next? Finances! How to pay for
it? How do I know I have the money for it, how to balance my money.
Where to invest? These problems are solved through arithmetic which is the science and art of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing...it's mathematics. You can calculate and optimize your best financial plan.
5. Music: I know you might think, what have maths and arts in
common, especially maths and music, but it does! First imagine a
great opera or Orchestra and singers, performing in an beautiful hall. Do you think the hall was this way just because someone wanted it like that? No, it has a real reason! Acoustics. You can be a great singer and of course the audience will enjoy your singing but
acoustic plays a leading role in performing. Acoustics is all
about maths and how the vibrations from sounds are reflected and
how we can design the performing hall to get the best sound and vibration possible. It's vibrations that allows us to hear music.
6. Statistics or probability: but how do I know all of my projects are going to be successful? Am I going to have success? Can I predict the future somehow? Yes! I can. Not completely, but thanks to
mathematics, stochastic processes and calculus I am able to have an idea about how it could be. Probability theory applied on my project will help me to to predict and avoid mistakes and delays. Isn'tit great! I cansee the future thanks to mathematical statistics. So don't be afraid and use your tutors and online tutors to do everything to improve your mathematical skills.
7. Logic: when ever you need to claim or prove something, the only
reliable proof is a mathematical one! Numbers, numbers and
numbers. At the end of the day, even if your project idea or your
speech or what ever is really interesting, without a proof or a clear logic statement you'll never be able to win the debate. Everyone wants to see the numbers to have something tangible, proof and evidence which supports your idea, and you analyze the probability of its success in the future through calculus. Calculus is the mathematical study of change. Mathematics and logic are linked. We need both to solve a problem .