Equations that changed the world

As an engineer (electrical and electronic) mathematics is an integral part of what we do (pun intended 😀)

I find it so sad when young people choose comfort over logic when making subject choices at school. I hear things like ‘I don’t like maths or physics’! They then later discover that they have an interest in a field of work which requires these very subjects. The path is then incredibly difficult for them to reach their aspirations.

Make no mistake, either of these subjects can be hard, especially if you parents had no interest in them at school and you have a school teacher that is also ‘no good’ in this space – as I had in a maths teacher in High School. Actually my high school as a whole, was pretty much a disaster. So even if life deals you a tough hand of cards persevere and you will eventually prevail.

I always loved science and chemistry but didn’t love mathematics due to a “shaky” introduction to the subject in high school. I consider myself an average bloke but have prevailed in my academic goals and love mathematics now!!

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