Here are a few files on topics vaguely applying mathematics. (At least the reader is sure to say, "Only a mathematician would do it like this!") Applications slightly closer to traditional mathematics are part of the general collection of math essays (link below).

- recount -- outcome of a hypothetical recount of the Florida Election2000 vote [LONG]
- music -- theory of tuning: why 12 tones per octave?
- games -- simulation and analysis of games (Minesweeper, Tetris, etc.)
- heatloss -- model of heat loss from a house during winter
- position.sun -- where is the sun at each moment; can it rise North of East?
- astronomy -- and calendar topics

Other pages at my own web site you may find of interest:

- My home page is just a short introduction to the pages I maintain
- I keep a large set of pages which provide a thematic introduction to the subject areas of modern mathematics, complete with answers to thousands of more or less common questions.

This page is

http://www.math.niu.edu/~rusin/uses-math/index.htmlLast modified 2005/01/05 by Dave Rusin, rusin@math.niu.edu