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Hey guys,

I've just decided to do a math EE after being advice by the head of Physics at my school not to do an EE on physics. So then I searched around for an area which I am interested in which happened to be Number Theory and in particular the root function. Does anyone have any good ideas in this area for a topic?

Thanks!

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then I'd advise you not to do your EE in Maths either. Chemistry would be easier IMO.

the thing is, in Maths, it's very difficult to get a good topic. just being good at it doesn't guarantee you an A because it's difficult to find a suitable topic. last year my senior advised me not to do my EE in Maths, but I still insisted on doing so. now as a result I regret it after realising how difficult it is to find just a good, interesting and suitable topic.

but if you still aren't convinced enough... well then it's up to you.

sorry though I couldn't help with ideas since I lack of them myself. but try to think about its application in real life, that usually makes a good EE topic.

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Yep! Think about real-life applications. I suggest you the book "Mathematics and Technology" for really cool topics like JPEG compression, GPS and such. My supervisor told me that it is a real treasure for Math EE. I found out about this book by looking for GPS and mathematics, but ended up doing my EE on RSA cryptography.

Springer editions always make good, complete books. I guess you'll be able to find something that suit you :) . I have the book in PDF, but also in paper copy (my supervisor bought it for him, and me). If you want the PDF, just send me a message and I'll give you the download link.

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I guess this isn't going to help much now, but I found my topic using this book.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/25259960/100-Great-Problems-of-Elementary-Mathematics-Dover-Tqw-darksiderg

I did my Extended essay on Menage Problem

oh isn't that the problem about ways of sitting around a table? lol I swear to God I looked into this too. I wanted to do my EE on this. not the original problem though, I changed it a bit. but in the end I decided not to do it. I forgot why though :S maybe because it's either too difficult or too easy. or overdone. forgot.

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You know, my EE teacher told us about an excellent EE realized some years ago by student, it was something like a study to determine if maths are involved in classical songs. I know it sounds crazy, and I have no idea of how I would start on such a trip, but he actually did it, and he got an A! Teacher says it must have been because it was not only well-done and mathematically correct, but due to the fact that he stumbled upon a real inovation few people had ever figured out! or hadn't figured at all! Another one found a mathematical pattern on cubist paintings, and got an A too! So look around yourself, there are maths all around you, you just gotta pay them enough attention and start formulating out weird stuff as those crazy guys did.

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Also, think about the career you're planning to take at university because it would be very helpful to research more about a topic that will help you in your future. For example, you could go and research something in the business fields, finance, a certain problem, ect. Also, if you have an IB Math SL/ IB Math HL textbook, they have careers related to the chapter in some parts of the book. Our math teacher pointed out a page in the IB Math SL textbook how there are many careers in which matrices are used.

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Yep! Think about real-life applications. I suggest you the book "Mathematics and Technology" for really cool topics like JPEG compression, GPS and such. My supervisor told me that it is a real treasure for Math EE. I found out about this book by looking for GPS and mathematics, but ended up doing my EE on RSA cryptography.

Springer editions always make good, complete books. I guess you'll be able to find something that suit you smile.gif . I have the book in PDF, but also in paper copy (my supervisor bought it for him, and me). If you want the PDF, just send me a message and I'll give you the download link.

Hey,

My Math teacher recommended I do my EE in math. Could you send me a download link for the book?

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