October 30, 2018 – October 31, 2018 The 2nd International Conference on Mathematics: Education, Theory, and Application (ICMETA) will be held from October 30th-31th 2018, at Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS), Solo, Indonesia. The main objective of the conference is to gather world-class researchers, engineers, and educators engaged in the fields of mathematics and its applications to meet and present their latest activities. It will provide you a platform to disseminate your research findings, and hopefully, it will also spark innovative ideas, foster research relations or partnership between the various institutions. Enhancing Mathematics as The Most Powerful Instrument of Knowledge in Our Life Mathematics has played an important role in the development of many scientific disciplines. It is a universal science and a basis for other science or as a tool in problem-solving on a daily basis. Importance of mathematics can be understood by the definition given by Galileo (1564-1642). He defined Mathematics as a language in which God has written the world. Mathematics is the language of science and engineering – describing our understanding of all that we observe. Also, mathematics has a relation to the real world or everyday life. Certain qualities that are maintained by Mathematics are the power of reasoning, abstract or spatial thinking, creativity, problem-solving ability, critical thinking and even effective communication skills. Hence, it is important to develop mathematics continuously. Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), one of the greatest mathematicians of all time, said that Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics. Mathematics often condescends to render service to astronomy and other natural sciences, but in all relations, it is entitled to the first rank. This is because the development of Mathematics does not depend on other sciences, while it is an essential component in developing them. For instance, the Fourier series introduced by Joseph Fourier (1768 - 1830) is used to solve the problem of heat equations on metal plates. The problem is represented by a partial differential equation. The original motivation for Fourier series was to approximate any periodic function, such as square waves and triangle waves, by sines and cosines. It is well known that the sine and cosine functions are orthogonal to each other. The definition of the orthogonality is also known as the inner product between two functions in the theory of linear algebra and function analysis. They are the branches of abstract Mathematics developed in the late nineteenth century. With the similar techniques, other applications of the actual Fourier series in physics and engineering include quantum mechanics, the vibrational modes of structural elements in buildings, quantum harmonic oscillators, signal processing, electro engineering, and any place where some function repeats itself over and over. The example also reinforces Kline’s (1973) statement that Mathematics is not an autonomous knowledge that can be perfect by itself, but was mainly to help people in understanding and to master the problems of social, economic, and nature. Keynote Speakers for ICMETA 2018: Dr. Muhammad Dimyati Director General for the Strengthening of Research and Development at the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia. Ayesha Asloob Qureshi Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Science, Sabanci University, ?stanbul, Turkey. Area of expertise: Algebra. Jayrold P. Arcede, Ph.D. Department of Mathematics, Caraga State University, Ampayon, Philippines. Area of expertise: Mathematical analysis. Prof. Dr. Budi Nurani R., MS. Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Padjajaran, Indonesia. Area of expertise: Statistic. Prof. Dr. Zainal Abdul Aziz Department of Mathematical Science, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Area of expertise: Mathematical Modelling. Dr. Dra. Diari Indriati, M.Si. Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia. Area of expertise: Graph theory and Combinatorics.
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