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Careers in mathematics

Author: American Mathematical Society.; Mathematical Association of America.; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Societies and the Association ; New York, NY : Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, ©1997.
Series: Sloan career cornerstone series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Contains interviews with mathematicians working in industry, business and government. The purpose of the video is to allow the viewer to hear from people working outside academia what their day-to-day work life is like and how their background in mathematics contributes to their ability to do their job. Interviews were conducted on site, showing the work environment and some of the projects mathematicians  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: American Mathematical Society.; Mathematical Association of America.; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
OCLC Number: 41058995
Description: 1 videocassette (26 min., 4 sec.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Sloan career cornerstone series.
Responsibility: American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America, Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics.

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Contains interviews with mathematicians working in industry, business and government. The purpose of the video is to allow the viewer to hear from people working outside academia what their day-to-day work life is like and how their background in mathematics contributes to their ability to do their job. Interviews were conducted on site, showing the work environment and some of the projects mathematicians contributing to as part of multidisciplinary teams. People interviewed come from industrial based firms such as Kodak and Boeing, business and financial firms such as Price Waterhouse and D.E. Shaw & Co., and government agencies such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Naval Sea system Command.

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