- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Calculus and engineering mathematics are fundamental to all the engineering disciplines. Unless you are in technician level, engineers should be mastering both of them.
If you want to go to academics, you should be familiar with engineering mathematics very well. Otherwise, how do you understand other people's publications (papers, journals, textbooks)? If you don't know calculus, you won't be able to understand even a simple RC (resistor and capacitor) circuits. Or you won't understand the motion of a pendulum. You also need to derive a lot of new ideas using mathematics. Put it simple, engineering mathematics is the language of engineering (calculus is one of the discipline you need to know. There is no way around).
If you want to go to work, it depends on the level of work you are doing. If you are just a technician who maintain or repair semiconductor equipment, you may not need to know any advanced mathematics. However, if you are going to design a communication systems (wired or wireless) or working in the area called digital signal processing, engineering mathematics is a must when you do design. Aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering, civil engineering also requires you to know a certain level of engineering mathematics. Mathematics is a common language for all engineers even if you are just a testing engineer.
This is a good topic to discuss. I have a student asks me why he needs to know so much mathematics because he only wants to do a circuit designer. Lots of lots of examples can show you that without knowing the mathematics, engineers cannot do a good design.
2005-11-04 12:44:56 補充：
Sorry, I cannot type Chinese in my computer.Source(s): own experience
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