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What University Subjects Would You Say Count As Stem Subjects?

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Difficult to say, I suppose maths, chemistry, physics and biology would qualify. Most engineering courses would too, but I suspect there are some non-STEM courses out there with "engineering" in their titles.

How about any course with a first-year module on differential equations ?

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Difficult to say, I suppose maths, chemistry, physics and biology would qualify. Most engineering courses would too, but I suspect there are some non-STEM courses out there with "engineering" in their titles.

How about any course with a first-year module on differential equations ?

I still think topiary is great. I like a nicely trimmed bush, based on Euclid's geometry of course! Actually I drink from a Klein bottle, in non Euclidian space.

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Home and garden economics. ;)

How about fish-flattering? Or knurdling a whipnottle. How about V8 lawnmower racing?

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Any that requires Math A level and you carry on doing maths at UG level.

Hmm, I'm a bit of a mathematician. I have a collection of things! :huh:

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Any that requires Math A level and you carry on doing maths at UG level.

That seems to include CS - which a lot of people think is little better than Meejah Studies.

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Social Sciences

Social Technology

Social Engineering

Mathematical Sociology

I think you made that up! :huh:

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Hmm, I'm a bit of a mathematician. I have a collection of things! :huh:

A real mathematician would have a set.

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A real mathematician would have a set.

I have a collection of completely unconnected things. Some of them glow in the dark! :wacko:

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I have a collection of completely unconnected things. Some of them glow in the dark! :wacko:

You really shouldn't take work home with you from the nuclear power station.

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You really shouldn't take work home with you from the nuclear power station.

No need! I buy my low level nuclear waste from "charity" shops. It's known as "uranium glass".

My friend's kids find it really interesting. It glows green under UV lighting!

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Why do people talk about STEM subjects? Is it because they are practical, or because they are lucrative?

Most of them are expensive to deliver compared to humanities subjects, so when people bang on about STEM they're normally trying to push some funding towards those subjects.

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Degrees in my office include;

Pharmacy

Pharmacology

Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Forensic Science

Mathematics

Physics

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science

Biology, Molecular Biology

Natural Sciences

Things we don't really have are computer science, civil engineering or electrical engineering.

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You mean computer science!? Computer science is a branch of maths, and it's as tough as any other branch.

Try this, for example: https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/teaching/1011/L12/midtest.pdf

Looking at that test it seems to be a series of proofs that you have to just learn. It only appears to be batshit incomprehensible because you haven't done the lectures. I remember the same from Chem Eng: to the untrained eye, fluid mechaincs seems bonkers, but after showing up for a few lectures you just think "oh, yeah, that's the Navier-Stokes question, I know how to do that".

Has to be said after 20+ years in the computer business, I've never needed Navier-Stokes or any of the stuff in the paper you posted!

Per a poster above, I'd define STEM as any course with maths that confuses the hell out of somone doing a pure maths degree. I

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