Useful AND Beautiful

One of the main reasons for operating a site like "When Will I Use Math" is to highlight the practical applications of math in everyday life.

But often we don't step back and give enough attention to the aesthetic beauty that can also be found in math functions. Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot passed away last week at 85. During his lifetime, he worked to bring fractal mathematics out of obscurity.

Have a look at this site which pays tribute to Mendelbrot's work.

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.


 

Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
$126,000/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Stockbroker
$102,250/yr
$102,250/yr
$117,210/yr
$119,950/yr
$166,400/yr

Figures represent salary potential.

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May

Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

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