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Applied Mathematics or Mathematics ?

  1. Sep 1, 2012 #1

    First of all i found too much helpful posts at physicsforums to understand many things and basic principles about the majors of Engineering, Physics and mathematics.

    I got recently B.Sc degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and that was good now i decided to have a master degree and that got me very confused because i have multiple choices. First, have master degree in electronics and communication major, this is of course the simplest way which i don't like it!. Second, have a master degree in mathematics from science department and this which most i like but i have a problem here i didn't study all mathematics courses they had there so it will be added simultaneously with master courses noting i'm not full-time discipline and i have to work. Third, my college provides master degree in engineering mathematics which i don't know too much about it and its future and how it compares with mathematics degree from science school !!

    I have to note that i feel more comfortable thinking in math and theory problems and i want to do my best trying to switch for mathematicians track involving theories and solving math-practical problems which is the most i like to do, although worrying about the future of the degree i will have and whether it will be sufficient for this huge step or it will help nothing !!

    Please help me in this decision, Thanks in advance.
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  3. Sep 5, 2012 #2
    I'm not quite sure if I fully understood exactly what you're talking about, but in general, engineering should be accompanied by an applied math major. Theoretical math is not going to help much for engineering. Even for general physics, applied math will generally help you more. Seeing as how engineering is really in-depth, ultra specific applied physics, applied mathematics is even more helpful when compared to more "pure," math.
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