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Interdisciplinary Disciplines : Mathematics And Informaticss

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Interdisciplinary Disciplines: Mathematics & Informatics Nichole Erickson Arizona State University During the process of determining my major here at Arizona State University, I contemplated many different disciplines. The first three years of my undergraduate coursework was focused on the study of software engineering after transferring from a community college where I had a liberal arts focus, but had taken many mathematics courses. The culmination of these studies, along with two summer internships, helped determine my current interdisciplinary degree focused in Mathematics and Informatics. While separate disciplines, they are interdisciplinary in nature, not just with each other but with many other disciplines as well. This paper will examine both disciplines, highlighting areas of similarity, with the purpose of emphasizing how the two are linked in an interdisciplinary way. The paper will also discuss how I hope to utilize these two areas in a future career. The first discipline, Mathematics, as one of the Natural Sciences, can be traced throughout human history. Formally, Mathematics is defined by Merriam-Webster as, “the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations Algebra, arithmetic, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry are branches of mathematics.” (Merriam-Webster, 2017). Generally, the purpose
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