Mathematics has played an important part at MIT since the founding of the Institute. Mathematics occupies a core intellectual position at MIT, an institution that is well known for its leadership in Science and Engineering. All MIT undergraduates are required to take courses within the department which prides itself in leading the nation in priorities and guidelines for basic mathematical and scientific research and for the way students are taught.

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I can appreciate math, but I wish I could better understand it. It is frustrating to see such a beautiful world, but not be able to touch it, you know?

RIP Aaron Swartz, fuck you Koch funded MIT.

2:05 I found Waldo!

I recall as a freshman our analysis prof said something like: "Many people believe math is hard… that's because it is." I thought that was more honest than the usual attempt to lull people with this fake soft crap. Ironically that guys lectures were some of the easiest to follow and most helpful I've ever attended…

Earth is a pizza not a football. Under no circumstances can surface water be convex in shape which is what the globe science fiction would have us believe. Utter rubbish. We've been duped. Just like 911. And there's a lot more like mainstream fraud religions. See Edward Hendrie, Christopher Bollyn, Antony Sutton, Eustace Mullins and Stanley Monteith. The biggest taboo because it's true.

Why do people go to MIT other than reputation? Is there some secret equations or info exclusive for top tier college students?

I want to got to MIT and Harvard.

mathematics is language of universe

that undergraduate guy have no idea what's awaiting him in real world in terms of mathematics lol…..

mathematics is an endless language

got time for some chipotle wrap at Jacob Wirths?

I love MIT, #1 in the world.

The breathing at the end wth?

yeah, I love science and math so let's use my math skills in "economics" = ( corporates, massive firms ). they are not scientist they are just awkward calculators.

I'm 12 years old and, like most 12 year olds, I have high hopes for the future. I've been interested in Science since I was young and I've always wondered about the world around us. I strive to be a student at M.I.T or Caltech because I want to major in Mathematics and Chemistry. I dream of starting my own company one day. I would just like to say thank you for motivating me to do better in school and take up extra science lessons!

these geeks

Watching this made me feel even worse over my terrible mathematics abilities.

Being a professor of mathematics is one of the hardest thing. Einstein and Newton are also professors of mathematics

It is because most Americans are dumb (their way of education is wrong), and they hire foreign scientists.

1:16 the limit definition of the derivative is written incorrectly…

I just view math as… Beauty.. Pure math is beautiful.

Hm why got to MIT and not like math?