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Mathematical Careers in Engineering


Mathematics is an integral component in the Engineering field. A mathematician who chooses a career in engineering uses a lot of methods of numerical analysis, as well as linear algebra, advanced calculus, and probability and statistics. An engineer often works with a group of people to come up with innovative ideas for products. Companies need engineers to use their knowledge of mathematics, science, business, and other areas, to come up with ideal solutions to what they are looking for.

Some informative descriptions of what the job of a mathematician in the Engineering field entails can be found from the following sources: