Why Math Matters

Mathematics Matters in Our World: Interesting Facts from Maplesoft

You could influence our world through mathematics.

 

Electrification

Use of mathematical models made possible the full use of the power of electricity.

Highways

Mathematical techniques such as Operations Research are used for optimizing the efficiency of a transportation system.

  

 

Electronics

Boolean algebra models the work of a transistor.

 

Water Supply

The efficiency of water purification techniques are modeled by the Chick-Watson Equation.

Household Appliances

Quality in manufacturing is improved by the application of Statistical Process Control.

Radio & TV

Information Theory mathematically predicts the amount of information contained in a signal.

Imaging

Mathematical algorithms are used for digital imaging to enhance pictures and automatically detect items in pictures.

Telephone

Erlang's Formula statistically measures telecommunications traffic.

 

Health Technologies

The CAT scan is based on mathematical theory of line integrals.

 

 

Spacecraft

Modern orbital mechanics rely on the work of mathematicians such as Kepler and Newton.

 

 

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