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Old 03-07-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Does anyone know about the job scope for a degree in mathematical sciences, apart from teaching? Thanks
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:40 PM   #2
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noob, sorry i am not here to ans ur qn.
i am jus here becos i have the same qn as u, i want to take up mathematics in uni but i dun wan to end up in a teaching career. have u decided to take up applied maths in nus or mathematical science in ntu?
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:15 AM   #3
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I kind of like maths but perhaps not to the level of going too in depth into the subject. I don't think I'm suitable as a teacher either.. hee To be honest, I don't really know what course I want..
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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hihi, think we are in the same boat. i like maths also, but worried that if i take maths in university, my future career options will be limited. =(
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the maths in uni level is not what you take in jc. You play with numbers in jc, but in uni maths, it is more like all the theorem without numbers like proving theorems. working with notations etc.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:01 AM   #6
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any idea what are the career possibilities with a degree in maths / mathematical sciences besides teaching?? :S
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:18 AM   #7
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any idea what are the career possibilities with a degree in maths / mathematical sciences besides teaching?? :S
you guys know what are the major areas in maths?
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:02 PM   #8
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you guys know what are the major areas in maths?
Nope. How about enlightening us?

Hold on, I just recalled that someone once told me that maths in uni involves writing an essay about why 1+1=2 for a test that's 3 hours long. Is it true that maths in uni is not about calculating but about explaining the theories of maths?
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Nope. How about enlightening us?

Hold on, I just recalled that someone once told me that maths in uni involves writing an essay about why 1+1=2 for a test that's 3 hours long. Is it true that maths in uni is not about calculating but about explaining the theories of maths?

o my, and i was just beginning to be interested in mathematical sciences. this just killed that tiny spark.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:56 AM   #10
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Nope. How about enlightening us?

Hold on, I just recalled that someone once told me that maths in uni involves writing an essay about why 1+1=2 for a test that's 3 hours long. Is it true that maths in uni is not about calculating but about explaining the theories of maths?
It's not true; you don't write essays.

Also proving 1 + 1 = 2 is in logic I guess, which is specialised. I'm sure it is not a mandatory course.

You will learn a bit about real and complex analysis, some miscellaneous foundation of maths, physics and engineering maths, algebra (group, rings, field, and linear algebra), some programming. May be some statistics and some applied maths (like mechanics or mathematical physics).
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