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careers involving calculus?

AKittkaAKittka Registered User Posts: 1,412 Senior Member
what are some careers and specific jobs that require daily use of calculus?

- thanks
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  • lil_killer129lil_killer129 Registered User Posts: 4,706 Senior Member
  • AKittkaAKittka Registered User Posts: 1,412 Senior Member
    was it really necessary to just reply with professor and nothing else? come on buddy. can i get a serious response? thanks.
  • ctmathctmath Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    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.
  • aworldapartaworldapart - Posts: 223 Junior Member
    Quantitative finance (i.e. trading structured products). To my understanding, you use stochastic calculus, differential equations, and Taylor series on a fairly regular basis.
  • cryptographycryptography Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    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.
  • AKittkaAKittka Registered User Posts: 1,412 Senior Member
    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.
  • kmzizzlekmzizzle Registered User Posts: 1,248 Senior Member
    i hate 10 char limit
  • armchrtravlrarmchrtravlr Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    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!
  • AKittkaAKittka Registered User Posts: 1,412 Senior Member
    yeah i'm pretty sure chemical, electric, and nuclear engineering involve a lot of calculus. ^thanks
  • tomboytomboy Registered User Posts: 229 Junior Member

    Those transforms require calc...
  • uha1uha1 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
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