A Challenge of Numbers describes the circumstances and issues centered on people in the mathematical sciences, principally students and teachers at U.S. colleges and universities. A healthy flow of mathematical talent is crucial not only to the future of U.S. mathematics but also as a keystone supporting a technological workforce. Trends in the mathematical sciences' most valuable resource--its people--are presented narratively, graphically, and numerically as an information base for policymakers and for those interested in the people in this not very visible, but critical profession.
Table of Contents
|1 Introduction and Historical Perspective||1-8|
|2 The U.S. Labor Force and Higher Education||9-18|
|3 College and University Mathematical Sciences||19-34|
|4 Majors in Mathematics and Statistics||35-52|
|5 Mathematical Scientists in the Workplace||53-72|
|6 Issues and Implications||73-74|
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