The type of Doctor I want to be is to do a MD/Ph. D in endocrinology. Whoever thinks that integration is only used in math is ignorant of their surroundings. The truth is that the different aspects of calculus are used in the real world every day. The Integral is used to show area under a curve. The indefinite integral is the anti-derivative of a function. In science and medicine there is a machine called the NMR and MRI. NMR stands for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. In the field of medicine an NMR is better known as an MRI. The concept of using both machines it practically the same.
Chemists use a machine called an NMR machine or a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Machine. By looking at the graphs obtained from an NMR machine it can be used to identify the structure of unknown compounds. Integration is used when looking at the graph of a Hydrogen NMR spectrum to determine the relative amount of hydrogen’s are found in a compound. For example, in 1-1-2 tricholoro- ethane, the hydrogen on the first carbon is split by two hydrogens on the second carbon. This gives a ratio of 1:2:1. For these types of professions the integral is their Bible, metaphorically speaking.
The watch the trends, convert the data into a quantitative function and then use the integral to predict the future of a company or simply use it with differentiation for an optimization problem. The purpose of the doctor is to determine the concentration of a medicine in a person’s body over time, taking into account how much substance and how frequently it is taken and how fast it metabolizes. They use calculus to calculate the dosing of drugs – dosage per weight, infusion rates, allowable blood loss, blood volume, bicarbonate deficit, cardiac output, mean arterial pressure, cerebral perfusion pressure, and much more.
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