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    Hello everyone. I was wondering if there was anyone that could help me do a Pre-Calculus project. The task is to find someone that uses a "higher level math" in their career. So, I was thinking maybe someone in here could help me? Is anyone involved with encryption or algorithms that might be interesting to explain to the class????

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    Heh... I remember seeing a thread last week asking about what math to study for best programming and most people excluded calculus from their list. That said, many argued in that thread (including myself) that linear algebra is useful and certainly that is higher level math. In any case, I have used calculus in a few of my projects yet I do ultimately find that the calculus usually gets done on paper and that most programs use whatever you derived on paper.

    That said, none of my encryption algorithms use any sort of calculus. Actually, you'd be astonished if you realized how dead easy most things are encrypted. The difficulty is in breaking keys (which as far as RSA is concerned involves factoring composites of two hundred+ digit prime numbers together). What sort of stuff are you needing to know bud. Be more specific and you will get better answers.

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    Discrete math is the math of computer scientists in general. Domain specific mathematics (statistics, linear algebra, etc.) may be more important to people in those fields. If you try the games forum, you'll find people well-versed in linear algebra.

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    thanks guys for your comments.... I'm sorry for me being too broad lol... im tryin relate this project to computational math as much as possible because I will be majoring in Computer Science in college anyway... but the guidelines require an example problem that "one", thats you guys, might solve in their work environment. Does this relate to anyone? If it does, then I guess I will choose that math topic... but as of right now I'm sort of clueless as to what type of math could be presented to a class. It would be kinda hard to teach "Logic" to a class...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gL_nEwB View Post
    It would be kinda hard to teach "Logic" to a class...
    This kind of logic :-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boolean_logic

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    lol thanks for that article.. but the difficult thing about this project is that it is not a research project... i am suppose to interview someone that uses an advanced math in their careers

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    It wouldn't be me then... ;-)

    I work in a group of about 70 people who all work on graphics. I know one of my collegues studied math at University, but most of my work at least is simple add, subtract, multiply and divide - quite often just one of those per statement, and one or two statements "in groups". Trivial stuff, math-wise.

    Sure, there's math-intensive stuff out there, but most of it isn't at all math-heavy.

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    lol dang ... well the project asks for "Algebra 2" or above... but I look at it like this... the difficulty in any job is not just the math but how is it applied that would be of more difficulty...

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    lol comon guys... does no one want to lend me their expertiece?(sp)

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