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Math How is applied math research done

  1. May 27, 2009 #1
    I was curious how research in applied math is done, the reason I'm curious is because I can't seem to believe that research is started with a question...like "what temperature will a cell freeze without killing the cell" for example. All I've ever seen is math modeling of a phenomenon. thank you
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  3. May 29, 2009 #2


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    It seems like it would pretty much be along those lines. If you're looking for funding you would attempt to come up with an original idea that could benefit someone/some company/Govt.
    But remember a lot of the "easier" stuff will be done by people directly in those fields. You'd be surprised at how often mathematical modeling is used by Physicists/Biologists/Geologists/ALL SCIENTISTS with/without the aid of an Applied Mathematician.

    Check out UofMichigans applied math page:
    http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/aim-grad/faculty.html [Broken]

    They pair advisors (one math, one something else) for every PhD student.
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