**What is computational math?**

Computational Mathematics encompasses areas of mathematical work that focus on the application of mathematics to computer technologies. Since so much of the programming and hardware world depends on mathematical operations, there are seemingly infinite possibilities of applying computational mathematics to computer science.

One of the most basic examples of the power of computational math is the use of logic gates that reside on every microprocessor. The logic gates are the operating paths of the computer that control board activity and enable all calculations based on inputs. Mathematical models applied to logic gates can be thought of as a primary example of computer mathematics, and in many other ways scientists apply mathematical concepts to computer science as well.

Specific methods include stochastic methods and models, symbolic computations, encryption models, and much more. Those involved in computational math will generally use mathematical concepts to design software and technology products.