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What is the role of mathematics in progress of science and technology?

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shahreyar | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 6, 2011 at 12:37 AM via web

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What is the role of mathematics in progress of science and technology?

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jessie26 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted June 6, 2011 at 1:06 AM (Answer #1)

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Mathematics is the father of all sciences.... everything iin science eventually has its origin in mathematics.... therefore, its pretty important fr science n technology

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 6, 2011 at 2:04 AM (Answer #2)

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Mathematics has played and continues to play a critical role in expanding fields of science and technology because of the basic requirement that research needs to be able to quantify and accurately evaluate the results of changes/advances in a field of endeavor.

As research is done to develop new treatments for medical conditions, knowing the amount of medication administered is critical when evaluating the effect of the treatment, just as knowing exactly how much of what chemicals went into creating the medication. As amounts are adjusted and outcomes assessed, the mathematical data created may be used to extrapolate further possible treatment procedures or doses.

As new methods of building or manufacturing goods are developed, mathematical formulas and models may be applied to test the structural and functional soundness of the design before it is mass produced, thus saving millions of dollars and untold time. Computer-aided design is becoming increasingly important in this type of use - and it is all based on application of mathematics.

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