perhaps what he meant is that in most professions where calc is needed they use computers (maple/matlab/commercial engineering software) now... so the only job where you really do the nitty gritty calc is teaching it.
there are occasions, you need calc to pass actuary tests. but i dont know what the math they do is like besides being difficult.
Quantitative finance (i.e. trading structured products). To my understanding, you use stochastic calculus, differential equations, and Taylor series on a fairly regular basis.
The only profession where you're going to be using calculus strictly is probably a professor.
Seriously, what good is calculus for? It is the basis for higher level mathematics including analysis, differential equations, stochastics, statistics...etc.
If you want to pursue any quantitative career such as quant trading for example, you're going to need heavy math....
Most college students know calculus, so the calculus skill really isn't anything special.
ok i'm not trying to debate whether calculus is important in the real world or not. my calculus teacher gave my class an assignment to find two jobs that require calculus (not teaching) and give a presentation on them. i don't care if college students know calculus making it less significant in the real world somehow? i just want a few solid answers to my question. i've found a few jobs so far, but none have been too appealing to me. quantitative finance looks like a cool occupation to present though haha.
Engineering, all kinds, require calculus daily. In fact, my understanding is that engineers spend their days working math problems and use calculus constantly. If you are good at it, and don't mind doing problems all day, I guess you know what you should be majoring in!
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there are occasions, you need calc to pass actuary tests. but i dont know what the math they do is like besides being difficult.
Seriously, what good is calculus for? It is the basis for higher level mathematics including analysis, differential equations, stochastics, statistics...etc.
If you want to pursue any quantitative career such as quant trading for example, you're going to need heavy math....
Most college students know calculus, so the calculus skill really isn't anything special.
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Those transforms require calc...
Why Major in Mathematics?