There are a lot of fancy maths structural engineers can take advantage of, see for example: Quora User's answer to What fields in Physics use Riemannian Geometry, Classical Differential Geometry and/or Topology, to what extent and which field uses which of the 3? read more

I took one structural engineering course in college titled “Strength of Materials”. Yes, there was certainly math involved in this course. Engineering, in general, is about using your calculations (math) to optimize the design of something. read more

Other mathematical fields structural engineers might use: Statistics - For evaluating the safety of the structure and obtaining statistical descriptions of variable forces. The rules which governs how safety should be taken into accound depend on which country you are in, but usually a quasi-statistical method is applied to take account for the structure’s safety. read more

The type of math an engineer uses will depend on the type of engineer she is and the type of project in which she's involved. Basic Arithmetic. All math is based on the idea that 1 plus 1 equals 2, and 1 minus 1 equals 0. read more

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