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Applied Mathematics


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Applied mathematics is the application of mathematical methods by different fields such as science, engineering, business, computer science, and industry. Thus, applied mathematics is a combination of mathematical science and specialized knowledge. Applied mathematics also describes the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems by formulating and studying mathematical models.

 Thumbail: An example of complex scale-free network. Image used with permission (CC BY-SA 3.0; Martin Grandjean).