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Unit 6 Discussion Question: When am I ever going to use this?

Math instructors hear these words on a daily basis. Many of us have developed personalized, canned responses so that we always have an answer prepared.

 

In this forum, students should discuss why it might be valuable for a non-mathematician, non-engineer to have an appreciation and/or a working understanding of higher level mathematics, even if the computations will not be part of their daily routine. Also up for comment: why might there be intrinsic value in obtaining knowledge outside of one’s chosen field of expertise?