Imagine that you could study a subject that you have never studied before. Which subject would you choose, and why? Use specific examples and reasons to explain your answer.
My education was deficient in mathematics. When young, I had no liking for math. I studied only what was required to graduate from school. Now, I wish I had more about math. Specifically. I wish I had studied higher mathematics, because so much about it now seems beautiful.
Perhaps most of all, topology – the study of objects’ shapes – fascinates me now. Maybe I am just naive, but it seems fascinating to think that a coffee cup, or a doughnut, or a pair of eyeglasses has a shape with a mathematical description. When I look at an ordinary object like an apple or a tea bag. I wonder what formula a topologist would use to describe it.
Another wonderful study in math is conics. I know almost nothing about conics, either. All I know is that it describes the curves generated by slicing a cone in certain ways. When I see a sliced carrot at a restaurant, I think of conics and wonder how it would describe the form of a particular slice.
The math of things one can see and touch and feel is wonderful, yet a mystery to me. Now I wish I had taken math more seriously in my early years and learned more about it. Therefore, if I had the opportunity to study one more time, I would definitely choose mathematics.