no if you are on the cutting edge or want to invent something. But if you just want to copy psu design from 1977 magazine like many hobbiests did, then probably you dont need math.

**Please note that I didn't say you don't use any math. It's all just less math heavy.**

understood, but my statement still stands, if you want to be near cutting edge, you'll need even more heavier math, something you seldomly see even in university.[/b]

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This is something people to fail to realize. When we're learning engineering concepts, everything we are doing are results of higher level mathematics. All the nice algebraic relations we use, they come from solving differential equations, and beyond. Coming up with new ideas, technology, etc, you need advanced math, and yes its very often stuff you wont see in your undergraduate course bc the math for those subjects are well known and thought out. Those courses provide with the bare minimum required to be able to learn the engineering concepts.

At my university we have semester long clinics, im in a machine learning clinic, each clinic has to do novel work, so we're reading newest/newer machine learning papers all of which utilize all sorts of advanced mathematics ranging from statistics, probability, differential geometry, functional analysis, to practically any field. Like its just crazy.

Just take the governing laws of circuits, maxwell equations, those are partial differential equations, everything we do stems from them, at some point, someone had to solve them, to come up with what we now use. Additionally, a lot of the stuff you would learn in a basic electrical circuit analysis class, are from problems in graph theory, solved using linear algebra. People really don't realize how much was done to get to the stuff, we as EE/CE, use everyday

I'm of the opinion you cannot know enough math, but I'm also the weirdo who would rather do an integral by hand to reinforced what I learned. I personally find it very satisfying when I can apply the math I learned and solve stuff by hand. I could do Fourier and Laplace transforms all day, but im a minority.