Chemists and materials scientistsDescription: Chemists and materials scientists look for and use new information about chemicals and other materials. They develop new paints, fibers, adhesives, drugs, and other products. They develop processes that save energy and reduce pollution. They make improvements in agriculture, medicine, and food processing. Most work in manufacturing firms or teach at colleges and universities. Their work can be dangerous.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/Complete Job Profile: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos049.htmSalary: \$50,001 or more per yearComments:

There are 56 math topics Chemists and materials scientists need to know.
 Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Percent
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Other Number Bases
Scientific Notation
Basic Problem Solving
 First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Operations with Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Coordinate Graphing 2D
Linear Systems
Algebraic Representation
 Geometry
Angle Measurement
Geometric Mean
Pythagorean Theorem
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Circles
Constructions
Area
Volume
Transformations
Make/Use 3D Drawings
 Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Functions
Variation
Polynomial Equations
Logarithms
Coordinate Graphing 3D
Non-Linear Systems
Trigonometric/Circular Functions
Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometric Identities
Trigonometric Equations/Inverses
Polar Coordinates/Graphs
Vectors
 Other Topics
Calculus and Higher Math
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Computer Use
Computer Programming
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications
Mathematical Modeling