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I agree with Alan Murray (NCE 20 June) that mathematics is vital to engineering. Apart from the moderate amount of number crunching that all engineers must do from time to time in their jobs, it is also essential to have an appreciation and understanding of mathematical facts, concepts, principles and methods.

This gives a feel for the correctness and feasibility of our engineering actions.

John Major, Brackenwood, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, B95

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