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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 29 Aug '03 16:03 / 2 edits
    I was wondering, is mathematics an invention or a discovery by man ?

    How is it possible that we can use mathematics to describe very complex situations and processes in various fields such as physics, astronomy, logic, economics, information technology etc, etc.

    In short, what constitutes the relationship between reality and mathematics ?
    Is mathematics the "metaphysics" of science or what ?

    Just wondering ... any thoughts ?


    IvanH.
  2. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    29 Aug '03 16:10
    isn't it just that everything, every movement, every object, everything can be represented by a number, be that a unit of angle or weight or mass. And if everything can be spoken of in numbers then everything can be described by maths.
  3. 29 Aug '03 16:13


    Sorry, wrong forum.

    Please visit <General> forum, thread <Mathematics>


    IvanH.


  4. 29 Aug '03 16:22
    Originally posted by belgianfreak
    isn't it just that everything, every movement, every object, everything can be represented by a number, be that a unit of angle or weight or mass. And if everything can be spoken of in numbers then everything can be described by maths.


    Sorry belgianfreak, see you on the General Forum !

    IvanH.