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Mathematics in Engineering

Chatterjee, Anindya (2005) Mathematics in Engineering. In: Current Science, 88 (3). pp. 405-414.


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I try to convey some of the variety and excitement involved in the application of mathematics to engineering problems; to provide a taste of some actual mathematical calculations that engineers do; and finally, to make clear the distinctions between the applied subject of engineering and its purer parents, which include mathematics and the physical sciences. Two main points of this article are that in engineering it is approximation, and not truth, that reigns; and that an engineer carries a burden of responsibility that mathematicians and scientists are spared.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belogs to Indian Aademy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ravi V Nandhan
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3063

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