The utilization of mathematics in reality has constantly
entranced me. Arithmetic goes about as a foundation from which economical
aspects and economics itself advances, with such skills such as differentiation
being used to find the elasticity coefficient. The application of mathematics
in the real world has always fascinated me; perhaps so because of T.W. Korner’s
“The Pleasure of Counting”. The book greatly inspired me to improve
my critical thinking and analytical skills, and in doing so, urged me to apply
those ideologies to specialized fields such as economics and finance.
Having studied all four branches of the mathematics syllabus,
I can truthfully say my interest was most peaked by pure mathematics;
specifically calculus. The way two dimensional questions can be progressed to
further dimensions and can then be extended to that of an imaginary realm,
seized me and led me to believe that such a principle can be applied to
economics as well; a straightforward problem can become more involved by
different factors being added, such as consumer confidence.
The challenge of studying economics and further mathematics
at A Levels has confirmed my passion for it and has cemented my desire to study
them on a higher level. Economics is a fundamental aspect of life, further
illustrated by the ongoing economic crisis. The effects of government policy in
trying to achieve its economic objectives became apparent to me over the years.
As a result, I have tried to study and practice it beyond the constraints of
the classroom. There have been variable topics; with cases I discovered
especially captivating being “Urban areas and Economic Development”
and “Probability and linear Algebra “There have been variable topics;
with cases I discovered especially captivating being “Urban areas and
Economic Development” and “Probability and linear Algebra ”
These have given me advantageous experiences and have furthered my desire to
study mathematics and economics at university level.