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Maths used in all spheres of life

PROF SP Singh of the University of Ontario (Canada) said mathematics was applicable in all spheres of life.Delivering a lecture on ?Application of Mathematics? at Science Block, Mahila Mahavidyalaya in Banaras Hindu University here on Thursday, Prof Singh said if a person was not interested in mathematics, he or she was losing 100 jobs.

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PROF SP Singh of the University of Ontario (Canada) said mathematics was applicable in all spheres of life.

Delivering a lecture on ‘Application of Mathematics’ at Science Block, Mahila Mahavidyalaya in Banaras Hindu University here on Thursday, Prof Singh said if a person was not interested in mathematics, he or she was losing 100 jobs.

He said mathematics was applied in various subjects, such as economics, finance, insurance, legal profession, biology, ecology, sociology, physics and even philosophy. Its application would increase in other fields as well in future, he added.

An alumnus of the Banaras Hindu University, Prof Singh said a mathematician stood out in the crowd.

Mathematics was the only subject that guaranteed cent per cent marks, therefore, students of different streams were required to study mathematics in North America, he said.

He also spoke on the significance of zero in mathematics and said most of the theories had been developed on the basis of zero.

“If you want to learn mathematics you should do mathematics,” he told the students.

He said most of the scientists could not understand whatever Ramanujan did in his times, but his observations and research were useful nowadays.

Banaras Hindu University rector Prof S Lele presided over the lecture.

Principal of Mahila Mahavidyalaya Prof Sushila Singh welcomed the guests and introduced Prof SP Singh to the audience.

Dr Swati proposed the vote of thanks while Dr Padmini Ravindranath conducted the programme.