Thurston Miller

Precisely to define applied mathematics is next to impossible. It cannot be done in terms of subject matter: the borderline between theory and application is highly subjective and shifts with time. Nor can it be done in terms of motivation: to study a mathematical problem for its own sake is surely not the exclusive privilege of pure mathematicians. Perhaps the best I can do ... is to describe applied mathematics as the bridge connecting pure mathematics with science and technology.

Applied mathematics is, by definition, interdisciplinary. See especially: Mathematics, Statistics and Probability, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Psychology, Economics, Business, Finance, History and Philosophy of Science, Leisure Reading — Science and Technology.

Related topics include: Your Scholarly Identity (ORCID), Designing Documents with LaTeX, Research Data Services, Scholarly Communication, Open Access Publishing at Notre Dame.

*Wolfram Math World*. Another authoritative source, although very technical, is the *Encyclopaedia of Mathematics*, edited by M. Hazewinkel. Print volumes may be requested from the Hesburgh Libraries Annex. Another work related to applied mathematics is the *Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences*.

**Improving Your Proofs**

There are a number of books on writing better mathematical proofs. Here are two that may help:

*Book of Proof, 3rd. ed*by Richard Hammack (2018)

*Mathematical Proofs : a Transition to Advanced Mathematics, 3rd. ed*by Gary Chartrand, Albert Polimeni, Ping Zhang (2013)

print only -- Hesburgh Library, QA 9.54 .C48 2013

*MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive*.

*Occupational Outlook Handbook's* group of Math Occupations.

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