Mathematics Matters in Our World
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You could influence our world through mathematics.

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  • Electrification
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    • Use of mathematical models made possible the full use of the power of electricity

 

  • Highways
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    • Mathematical techniques such as Operations Research are used for solving logistic problems and optimizing the efficiency of a transportation system
 
  • Electronics
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    • Boolean algebra models the work of a transistor
 

  •  Water Supply
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    • The efficiency of water purification techniques are modeled by the Chick-Watson Equation
  • Household Appliances
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    • Quality in manufacturing is improved by the application of Statistical Process Control
 
  • Radio & TV
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    • Information Theory mathematically predicts the amount of information contained in a signal

 

  •  Imaging
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    • Mathematical algorithms are used for digital imaging to enhance pictures and automatically detect items in pictures
  • Telephone
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    • Erlang's Formula statistically measures telecommunications traffic

 

 
  • Spacecraft
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    • Modern orbital mechanics rely on the work of mathematicians such as Keplar and Newton

 

 
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