A Challenge of Numbers: People in the Mathematical Sciences

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A Challenge of Numbers describes the circumstances and issues centered on people in the mathematical sciences, principally students and teachers at U.S. colleges and universities. A healthy flow of mathematical talent is crucial not only to the future of U.S. mathematics but also as a keystone supporting a technological workforce. Trends in the mathematical sciences' most valuable resource--its people--are presented narratively, graphically, and numerically as an information base for policymakers and for those interested in the people in this not very visible, but critical profession.

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Bernard L. Madison for the Committee on the Mathematical Sciences in the Year 2000, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 1 Introduction and Historical Perspective; 3 2 The U.S. Labor Force and Higher Education; 4 3 College and University Mathematical Sciences; 5 4 Majors in Mathematics and Statistics; 6 5 Mathematical Scientists in the Workplace; 7 6 Issues and Implications; 8 Bibliography; 9 Appendix Tables

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1990
  • ISBN13: 9780309041904
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780309041904
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0309041902

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