- an essential "language" to express many scientific
concepts. Without this tool, voyages to the moon, other planets or to
the inner space of the atom would be unthinkable.
- a language to express quantitative concepts in
economics and management, including inventory control, investment
strategies and management decision making.
- one of the cornerstones of a liberal arts education.
Mathematics studies the most basic elements of
knowledge: pattern, dimension, quantity, uncertainty, shape and change.
The use of high-powered computers has long been a part of applied
mathematics, but computers also drive the explosion of recent
discoveries in pure mathematics, including the properties of prime
Powerful software, such as Mathematica, allows
Marietta College students to discover underlying mathematical
relationships and develop problem-solving skills. Introductory calculus
includes a hands-on computer lab, aided by an instructor and student
assistants, that complements three regular weekly class meetings. And
lab reports emphasize that the ability to interpret and communicate
results is just as important as the ability to formulate and solve
As students advance through the higher mathematics
courses, they are able to approach mathematical analysis in exciting
new ways and develop writing and speaking skills, culminating with a