January 15th, 2006

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Now is the best time to be a mathematician

Most school kids consider learning math to be something similar to undergoing torture; this is clearly a problem with the way the subject is taught - as something which only the super-intelligent can understand and which has little practical utility other than providing intellectual exercise. This is clearly not the case; you don't have to be a genius to understand and apply mathematics - and we are living in an age where mathematical techniques are finding an ever widening circle of applications. Read Math will Rock Your World to understand more about the impact of math on the modern society.