Currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and commonly ponder about how much of this semi-abstract math I will actually be using the workplace. I have heard real-world ME relies pretty heavily on linear algebra and differential equations. As far as advanced Calculus goes I understand the fundamentals are important but I can't imagine having to use some of these techniques to find volumes of abstract 3D objects. I would assume in much 3D modeling, the program takes care of the bulk of things (unfortunate for the program designers). I can see simple deriving and integrating could become useful in physics applications. I'm just talking strictly math here. Obviously strength of materials, vibrations, and fluids are all very practical and all incorporate math specifically. My question is focused on any math outside of remembering equations and plugging and chugging. Obviously it will differ from specific careers, but just curious if any current ME's could shed some light on how much and how dense the advanced math use is in the workplace today. Much appreciated.