Educational Principles

Educational Principles of the Department of Mathematical Sciences

objectives.jpgMathematics, the basis for the mathematical sciences, developed through a deep relationship with human activity, and is one of the most valuable intellectual properties shared by humanity. The social role of mathematics continues to grow in importance in today’s society. It is used widely not only in the fundamental academic fields of the natural sciences, such as biology, but in practical fields such as engineering, medicine, agriculture and economics. It goes without saying that mathematical thought is indispensable for the development of the computers and networks that make up our modern advanced information society.

 

There are countless examples of surprising practical applications of pure theoretical research in mathematics. As a recent example, the CT scan is a revolutionary product for diagnoses in the modern medical field. Radon transforms, one type of integral transforms, are applied as the principle of CT scans. In this manner, even pure mathematical theory can find application in state of the art uses, and conversely problems of practical application serve to vitalize the field of pure mathematics. Pure theory and application are linked together inextricably.

 

In light of these conditions, the Department of Mathematical Sciences aims to conduct education and research that includes both pure mathematics while looking towards the borders of practical, academic and comprehensive fields. To accomplish this, we offer specialized courses in information and practical fields based on mathematics, while striving for education that allows students to achieve a theoretical mindset through the study of pure mathematics. Our ideal student is one that can relate clear theoretical thinking to a variety of unexplored fields using a flexible imagination. It is the role of the Department of Mathematical Sciences to provide many such students for society.

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