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What is your favorite field of math?

  1. Analysis

    14 vote(s)
  2. Algebra

    11 vote(s)
  3. Toplogy

    6 vote(s)
  4. Number Theory

    9 vote(s)
  5. Logic

    7 vote(s)
  6. Geometry

    7 vote(s)
  7. Statistics

    2 vote(s)
  8. Applied Math (what type?)

    2 vote(s)
  9. Discrete Math

    6 vote(s)
  10. Other (specify)

    4 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Sep 28, 2006 #1
    Just curious as to what everyone's specialty is on here. Personally, I love algebra (to be very general) and logic. I head for the hills whenever I start to see a lot of integrals and summations, i.e. I dislike analysis a lot.
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  3. Sep 28, 2006 #2
    hm..There are three votes and each is 50%?
  4. Sep 28, 2006 #3
    Well, discrete mathematics includes logic and number theory. And why isn't calculus a choice?

    I voted for algebra and other (calculus).
  5. Sep 28, 2006 #4
    I only had 10 spots so I couldn't cover all the subfields of each major branch (gasp! possible use of pigeonhole principle here?:biggrin:) , which is why I have the other category. I just put down what came to mind first. Analysis covers calculus if I am not mistaken.
  6. Sep 28, 2006 #5


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    It's a multiple choice poll. If everybody selected every option, then every branch would show up as having 100% of the votes.
  7. Sep 28, 2006 #6
    calculus is part of analysis
  8. Sep 29, 2006 #7
    Thanks, this I did not know.
  9. Sep 29, 2006 #8
    Tensor calculus is fascinating. In specific - application to the Navier-Stokes & fluid equations of motion.
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    Who has the other 'other' vote? We know the first is just a vote for analysis, but the other is a mystery at the moment.
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    gee im so specialized, my favorite topic, algebraic geometry, does not appear.
  13. Sep 29, 2006 #12

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    hmm... numerology? :rofl:
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    analysis, algebra, logic, and geometry

    edit: and I must say, I'm not suprised analysis is winning.
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