Complementing the fields of physics thread, and as a bit of fun , I wondered what people make of wikipedia's definition of divisions within applied maths:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Applicable areas of mathematics include most notably

* differential equations (ODEs and PDEs)

* numerical analysis/scientific computing

* approximation theory and representation theory

* matrix theory

* mathematical physics

* mathematical methods of engineering

* nonlinear optimization

* operations research, including linear programming

* continuous modelling

* control theory

* mathematical biology

* bioinformatics

* information theory

* game theory

* probability

* mathematical economics

* financial mathematics

* actuarial science

* cryptography

* graph theory (as applied to network analysis)

* statistics

* parts of theoretical computer science

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_mathematics

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# Divisions of applied mathematics

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