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Bottom line: You're constructing and executing math and likely do not realize how much math you are constructing and executing on a daily basis. This includes formal and experimental advanced theoretical mathematics, probability, statistics and number theory in some cases. Some academics do not like to hear this, however, you deal(industry term) in functions, variables, minimums, maximums, rates of change, statistics, probability and overall, symbols. If you're duplicating the next facebook (as facebook did with myspace and myspace, friendster, etc etc), snapchat or yo app your likely not directly engaged in much math or innovation compared to inventing something on the algorithmic level like Google. If you are creating or inventing something new on the software engineering level including the algorithmic level, then you are certainly creating a lot of theoretical math and perhaps without even knowing it. This is key.

Here's a good book to understand how you've leap-frogged certain aspects of mathematics via true and real innovative Computer Science: (the Einstein of India. Every country and family has their very own Einstein, you might be one of them.)

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-Who-Knew-Infinity/dp/067175061...

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