Why study Mathematics?
Studying mathematics is an excellent choice for those with a taste for intellectual challenge and a sense of analysis and abstraction. By enrolling in mathematics, you are entering a field that will develop your intellectual potential, bring you scientific rigor and open many doors to stimulating and varied professions. We live in a world of science and high technology and an information-based society, this society needs mathematicians.
If mathematics is resolutely a forward-looking science, it also has a prestigious past and it occupies a central place in our culture, in philosophy and in the historical development of science. By studying mathematics, you are also making a cultural choice that will bring you into contact with the great names in the history of thought: Euclid, Archimedes, Fibonnaci, Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, Laplace, Euler, Gauss, Poincaré to name but a few.
Geometry is the knowledge of what is always, therefore it attracts the soul to the truth, Plato said, and Feynman adds that one cannot explain the world, make those who have no deep knowledge of mathematics feel its beauty.