This distinguishes Applied Mathematics from theoretical mathematics: solving problems through modeling in a group.
When I, Tim, was in the sixth grade of secondary school, I had to make the same choice as you. After my N&T profile at Elde College, I decided quite fast that I wanted to do a technical study. After Chemistry and Physics, I ended up looking at Applied Mathematics. I had already put my mind to it during my secondary school and solving mathematical problems has always very much appealed to me. I wanted to learn much more about Mathematics!
In my first year at university, we learned about many more branches of mathematics, with its own definitions and theories. We learned a lot about the fundamentals behind differentiations, but also everything on collections and much more. In the second year during probability course we looked at a kind of bingo: we investigated whether you can increase your chances of winning. It’s of course great to see if you can try to make money using your mathematical knowledge! It turned out you can increase your chances of winning minimally, but that’s just a side note, at least we tried. This distinguishes Applied Mathematics from theoretical mathematics: solving problems through modeling in a group.
My choice for Eindhoven was quickly made, the university is small and the study Applied Mathematics is very personal: most teachers know you by name. That’s why the teacher’s guidance is excellent. Eindhoven is also a very vivid city! I'm really enjoying myself here!
You can always mail me if you have any more questions or if you want to know more about my experiences, so if you have a question, mail Tim!