What is your favorite field of math?

What is your favorite field?

  • Analysis

    Votes: 14 42.4%
  • Algebra

    Votes: 11 33.3%
  • Toplogy

    Votes: 6 18.2%
  • Number Theory

    Votes: 9 27.3%
  • Logic

    Votes: 7 21.2%
  • Geometry

    Votes: 7 21.2%
  • Statistics

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • Applied Math (what type?)

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • Discrete Math

    Votes: 6 18.2%
  • Other (specify)

    Votes: 4 12.1%

  • Total voters
    33
  • #1
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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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  • #2
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hm..There are three votes and each is 50%?
 
  • #3
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Well, discrete mathematics includes logic and number theory. And why isn't calculus a choice?

I voted for algebra and other (calculus).
 
  • #4
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Well, discrete mathematics includes logic and number theory. And why isn't calculus a choice?

I voted for algebra and other (calculus).

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.
 
  • #5
AKG
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xAxis said:
hm..There are three votes and each is 50%?
It's a multiple choice poll. If everybody selected every option, then every branch would show up as having 100% of the votes.
 
  • #6
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z-component said:
Well, discrete mathematics includes logic and number theory. And why isn't calculus a choice?

I voted for algebra and other (calculus).

calculus is part of analysis
 
  • #7
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Data said:
calculus is part of analysis
Thanks, this I did not know.
 
  • #8
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Tensor calculus is fascinating. In specific - application to the Navier-Stokes & fluid equations of motion.
 
  • #10
CRGreathouse
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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.
 
  • #11
mathwonk
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gee im so specialized, my favorite topic, algebraic geometry, does not appear.
 
  • #12
Math Is Hard
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CRGreathouse said:
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.
hmm... numerology? :rofl:
 
  • #13
Pythagorean
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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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