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Materials engineers
Description: Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $50,001 or more per year

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There are 46 math topics Materials engineers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Percent
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Operations with Polynomials
Coordinate Graphing 2D
Linear Systems
Algebraic Representation
Geometry
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Congruent Triangles
Parallel Lines
Quadrilaterals
Geometric Mean
Pythagorean Theorem
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Circles
Area
Volume
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Functions
Variation
Logarithms
Coordinate Graphing 3D
Advanced Statistics
Trigonometric/Circular Functions
Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
Polar Coordinates/Graphs
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications
Mathematical Modeling