What type of Math is mostly used in Engineering. I know it really depends, but what do you commonly use in your field? I am referring to college math. Do you use Linear Algebra Differential Equations or Multi Variable Calculus? Give me some examples of the applied math that is used in your field.
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For most engineering, you won't ever even use calculus.
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I use algebra, geometry (occasionally) and trig
you do structural engineering? can you give me an example of a problem that might arise and you would have to use a specific math technique to solve?
Engineering curriculum varies depending on what school you go to. The standard is integral and differential calculus, matrix algebra, differential equations, and multi-variable calculus. For instance, many electrical and mechanical engineering problems involve matrix algebra and differential equations. A mechanical engineer might need to solve for the concentration of a solution in a water tank after a given period of time, such as if you had a tank of fresh water with a constant or variable flow of salt water into it. This involves a differential equation. An aerospace engineer may need to solve for the velocity of an airstream over a plate or wing surface, this would involve the Navier-Stokes equations, another set of differential equations. Calculus is useful when trying to determine the work in a heat engine process (thermodynamics). The applications of math are endless, I could indulge you all night. However, if you are wanting to be an engineer don't let the math scare you. I have a master's degree and had to take several higher maths. They are annoying but you will get through them if you want to have a career in engineering. I hope I was able to help. Good luck!