Why is math important in economics?
Mathematics then provides tools that can help achieve a defined objective – the benefit of some or the well-being of the community, for example – or to extract information from available data, by mobilizing techniques such as factor analysis or discriminant analysis.
has. Relationships narrow who bind them math to the economy. At the most basic level, the math provide the foundations for empirical formulations with economic variables. Phrases like “a 10% increase in the price of gasoline causes a 5% drop in the demand for gasoline”.
It allows: to test economic theories by comparing them with reality (statistics), to evaluate the magnitudes and parameters representing economic relations, for example: to evaluate the impact of a variable on other in the long run.
That mathematics can contribute to biology and medicine is insufficiently known. Certainly, everyone knows that statistics is an essential tool for validating the results of research in biology and medicine, but most often we do not think that it can go further.
Maria J. Esteban, director of research at the CNRS, explains why mathematics is useful beyond teaching and beyond the simple interest of the advancement of science and knowledge.
But mathematics also plays an increasingly important role in less traditional fields of application, such as health (optimal treatment of cancers for example) and ecology (treatment of pollution, evolution of diseases in a natural environment or modified by man).
Mathematics also makes it possible, thanks to the collection of numerous data, to produce precise statistics on athletes, with a view to making them progress. What if your math course led you to this professional path?