APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS IN ENGINEERING; A SPECIFIC EXAMPLE IN UNDERWATER ROBOTICS
Mathematics is the base of all engineering. To become an engineer, one must have sound knowledge in
Mathematics. However, at the begging of engineering study, most of the students have misconception about
Mathematics. They consider it as non-departmental subject and provide less importance of learning it. They
may have general conception that mathematics is important in engineering; however they don’t know the
specific application in their particular engineering subjects. In the long run they face difficulties to solve
engineering problems which need a lot of mathematics. The purpose of the paper is to relate different topics
of mathematics to different engineering applications. In this paper, the main concentration is given to the
application of basic topics of mathematics in some common engineering fields. In addition, the application of
mathematics in developing a squid-like underwater robot has been discussed in detail for better understanding.
It is hoped that the engineering students will be motivated to understand the importance of mathematics in their
engineering study. It is also expected that mathematics lecturers would be encouraged to teach mathematical
problems related to the particular engineering fields.
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