how often is calculus used in information technology jobs?
just curious, im struggling with the course applied calculus and I aim for a career dealing with networks, security, and the like. i'm frustrated because i cannot see how finding the slope of the tangent line at (2,3) (or similar calculus) will help me manage a network, or set up a server. In all my classes that are actually related to the field, the most complicated math we do is arithmetic in binary, and other small things. is there some example of how this will help me i my career?
Asked By: - 2/22/2012
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Christopher - I have been in Aerospace IT for 15 years and have never had any occassion to use substantial amounts of math like you are taking. Generally Computer Science degrees will involve lots of programming and math and I wonder if that is what you are taking. Dealing with networks, System Administration and... More
Answered By: Richard L - 2/22/2012
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Not really. Any calculus you'll need can be done for you through modules and software. If you're not great at calculus, you can still do IT just fine. Calculus WOULD be needed in things like programming physics engines for games, programming 2d graphics software, or perhaps comms for GPS, etc.
Answered By: BobberKnob - 2/22/2012
In finance I can assure you that math is needed all the time in programming. Not calculus type math though.
Answered By: SDeck - 2/24/2012
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