“Applied math” has come to mean math thatcould beapplied someday. I use the term “very applied math” to denote that subset of applied mathematics that actuallyisapplied to real problems.My graduate advisor used to say “Applied mathematics is not a subject classification. It's an attitude.” By that token, I'd say that very applied math is also an attitude, an interest in the grubby work required to see the math actually used and a willingness to carry it out. This involves not just math but also computing, consulting, managing, marketing, etc.

## Thursday, February 3, 2011

### Very Applied Math

From John D. Cook's site

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