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Mathematicians generally work in theoretical mathematics or applied mathematics, and their daily routine is determined by which of these specialties they’ve chosen.
Many applied mathematicians said interpersonal skills are quite important in mathematics positions, and many wished they had taken more writing courses in college as their jobs require regular reports on progress and development.
Mathematicians said the best feature of their profession is the intellectual challenge of struggling with these numbers on an everyday basis.
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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Mathematician
As a mathematician he is known for his Tractatus de proportionibus velocitatum (1328), which attempted to derive novel quantitative relations between...
One of the greatest mathematicians of his age, Poincaré, by research in the theory of functions, especially the automorphic, Fuchsian, and Abelian functions,...
Crafty geometry: mathematicians are knitting and crocheting to visualize complex surfaces.
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  Mathematician - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A mathematician is a person whose primary area of study and research is the field of mathematics.
Mathematicians are employed by private firms in various capacities or as professors at universities or other educational institutions, by research organizations, or by military or civilian government agencies.
Mathematicians differ from scientists in that physical theories in the sciences are usually assumed to be an approximation of truth, mathematical statements are an attempt at capturing truth.
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 Mathematician - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mathematicians are typically interested in finding and describing patterns that may have originally arisen from problems of calculation, but have now been abstracted to become problems of their own.
Mathematicians differ from philosophers in that the primary questions of mathematics are assumed (for the most part) to transcend the context of the human mind; the idea that "2+2=4 is a true statement" is assumed to exist without requiring a human mind to state the problem.
Mathematicians differ from physical scientists such as physicists or engineers in that they do not typically perform experiments to confirm or deny their conclusions; and whereas every scientific theory is always assumed to be an approximation of truth, mathematical statements are an attempt at capturing truth.
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 Mathematics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mathematicians explore such concepts, aiming to formulate new conjectures and establish their truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen axioms and definitions.
Mathematicians also engage in pure mathematics for its own sake without having any practical application in mind, although others may discover applications later on.
Insofar as a correspondence does exist, while mathematicians and physicists may select axioms and postulates that seem reasonable and intuitive, it is not necessary for the basic assumptions within an axiomatic system to be true in an empirical or physical sense.
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Mathematicians are typically interested in finding and patterns that may have originally arisen from of calculation but have now been abstracted become problems of their own.
Mathematicians differ from philosophers in that the primary questions of are assumed (for the most part) to the context of the human mind; the that "2+2=4 is a true statement" is to exist without requiring a human mind state the problem.
Mathematicians differ from physical scientists such as physicists or engineers in that they do not typically experiments to confirm or deny their conclusions; whereas every scientific theory is always assumed be an approximation of truth mathematical statements are an at capturing truth.
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Mathematicians also should have substantial knowledge of computer programming, because most complex mathematical computation and much mathematical modeling are done on a computer.
Employment of mathematicians is expected to decline through 2014, reflecting the reduction in the number of jobs with the title “mathematician.” As a result, competition is expected to be keen for the limited number of jobs as mathematicians.
In early 2005, the average annual salary for mathematicians employed by the Federal Government in supervisory, nonsupervisory, and managerial positions was $88,194; that for mathematical statisticians was $91,446; and for cryptanalysts the average was $70,774.
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 Definition of mathematician - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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 WPI professor is the first mathematician to be named a Jefferson Science Fellow
One of only six fellows chosen for the 2006-07 academic year, Davis is the first mathematician to be named a fellow during the national program's three-year history.
The fellowship, created in 2003 by the State Department in partnership with the Carnegie Corporation, the MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. science, technology, and engineering academic community, and professional scientific societies, brings senior tenured faculty members in science and engineering to Washington, D.C., for a year-long, on-site assignment.
As an applied mathematician, Davis has written textbooks, developed software to support student-centered learning in mathematical modeling, and consulted for a number of corporations.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-10/wpi-wpi101006.php   (697 words)

 Mathematician - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
A mathematician (not to be confused with Mathemagician) is a complicated mechanism for turning coffee into theorems (except for the rare oxygenarians).
The mathematician was invented by a well-known physicist in 1666.
A mathematician consists of a coffee uptake valve, a steam engine, and a caffeine converter, as well as a positronic brain used to generate theorems.
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Theoretical mathematicians most often work in academia or at research institutions to teach and advance knowledge by discovering new principles or revealing previously unknown relationships.
Applied mathematicians may work in government or industry and use sophisticated mathematical techniques to solve business, technical or scientific problems in such areas as aerospace, computer science, engineering, finance, operations or physics.
Mathematicians must have a profound understanding of mathematical principles, as well as good reasoning ability and persistence in order to identify, analyze and apply basic principles to technical problems.
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 Who are Boole, Fitch, and Tarski?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
German mathematician who founded set theory as a discipline, and showed that whereas the rational numbers are countable (can be put in 1-1 correspondence with the integers), the real numbers are not.
German mathematician who, among many other significant contributions to all areas of mathematics, reduced geometry to a series of axioms and contributed substantially to the establishment of the foundations of mathematics.
Italian mathematician and a founder of symbolic logic whose interests centered on the foundations of mathematics and on the development of a formal logical language.
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 Profession Jokes - Mathematicians
A biologist, a statistician, a mathematician and a computer scientist are on a photo-safari in africa.
A mathematician, a biologist and a physicist are sitting in a street cafe watching people going in and coming out of the house on the other side of the street.
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them, they translate it into their own language, and forthwith it means something entirely different.
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 Euclid (mathematician) - MSN Encarta
Euclid (mathematician), (lived circa 300 bc), Greek mathematician, whose chief work, Elements, is a comprehensive treatise on mathematics in 13 volumes on such subjects as plane geometry, proportion in general, the properties of numbers, incommensurable magnitudes, and solid geometry.
Probably the geometrical sections of the Elements were primarily a rearrangement of the works of previous mathematicians such as those of Eudoxus, but Euclid himself is thought to have made several original discoveries in the theory of numbers (see Number Theory).
Euclid's Elements was used as a text for 2000 years, and even today a modified version of its first few books forms the basis of high school instruction in plane geometry.
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Pappus of Alexandria was a mathematician and the author of commentaries on Euclid and Ptolemy and of a work on universal geography, much of which is now lost.
Evariste Galois (1811-1832) was a great mathematician, led a tumultuous life, and was killed under mysterious circumstances at the age of 20.
Some even call him the greatest mathematician of all time, but it seems difficult to compare mathematical achievements of recent centuries to those of the ancient Greeks.
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 Search Results for "Mathematician"
Little is known of his life other than the fact that he taught at Alexandria, being...
B.C., astronomer and mathematician of Pitane in Aeolis.
...an Italian mathematician (1608-47), noted for his explanation of the rise of water in a common barometer.
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A noted mathematician, Ralph E. Gomory is President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Her first biographer, an Italian mathematician named Libri, is the source of two stories told about Germain that seem to frame her personality.
One of the most interesting ways of depicting the concept of "thinking like a mathematician" was proposed between the advent of the "new math" and its present mutation.
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 Mathematician   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yet, while the place of such words in mathematical discourse is beyond question, what is not beyond question is the widespread practice, as in our introductory example, of recklessly coining and using new eponymous terms, without consideration either to possible alternatives or to likely consequences.
A San Diego housewife and mother of five, she had no formal education in mathematics save a single course required for graduation from high school in 1939.
Nonetheless, in 1975, she took up a problem that professional mathematicians had twice left for dead, and showed how much life was in it still.
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 NASA's KSNN™ - What does a mathematician do?
Applied mathematicians may use what they've learned to draw conclusions about the world, or they may look for these patterns simply because it's fun.
Mathematicians use a common vocabulary, conventions, and similar experiences to share what they learn with other mathematicians.
Review some of the traits of mathematicians with your students by watching the video newsbreak "What does a mathematician do?" Discuss that one thing mathematicians do is look for patterns and ways to describe patterns and location.
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 A Mathematician's Apology Summary
Godfrey Harold Hardy was one of the foremost mathematicians in England during the early part of the twentieth century.
He was primarily a pure mathematician, specializing in branches of mathematics that study the behavior of numbers (such as number theor...
He was primarily a pure mathematician, specializing in branches of mathematics that study the behavior of numbers (such as number theory and...
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 Wired 2.08: The Geometric Dreams of Benoit Mandlebrot
The brainchild of maverick mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, who coined the term in the 1970s and popularized it in the 1980s, fractals (for fractional dimensions) allowed him to eschew traditional geometric analysis in favor of his own flair for visualizing phenomena.
Plato was a tremendously brilliant mind, but as a mathematician, he was nobody.
The violence of some mathematicians against the use of computers is hard to believe.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/2.08/mandlebrot.html   (709 words)

 Mission Mathematician
So often we believe mathematicians are these strange men who sit all day in libraries or in dark corners inventing new ways of torture.
After you find your famous mathematician you will complete the note-taking guide and be ready to share the information you found with the rest of the class.
These mathematicians are all around you and are born every day.
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 Mathematician Jokes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The firechief takes the mathematician to the alley behind the fire department which contains a dumpster, a spicket, and a hose.
Surprised, the mathematician fiercely stared at the new patient again and said loudly "I differentiate you!", but still the other man had no reaction.
A biologist, a statistician, and a mathematician are on a photo-safari in africa.
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 Math Jokes
A mathematician: "Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter."
A group of mathematicians and a group of engineers are traveling together by train to attend a conference on mathematical methods in engineering.
The mathematician: "Three is a prime, five is a prime, seven is a prime, but nine is not a prime.
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 Math jokes collection by Andrej and Elena Cherkaev
The mathematician was sceptical, saying that he wanted first to understand the rules, to look on horses, etc. The broker whispered that he knew a secret algorithm for the success, but he could not convince the mathematician.
Mathematician: 3 is a prime, 5 is a prime, 7 is a prime, and by induction - every odd integer higher than 2 is a prime.
This leaves the mathematician somewhat perplexed, as he had observed right away that he was the subject of an anecdote, and deduced quite rapidly the presence of humor from similar anecdotes, but considers this anecdote to be too trivial a corollary to be significant, let alone funny.
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 Mathematician's Perplex City profile   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mathematician is Male, 30, Taken and lives in the United Kingdom
Mathematician has achieved a best score of 56.20 seconds in 1 play of Win Sum Lose Sum.
Mathematician has answered 8/8 questions (Read them all...
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