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What is mathematics (and why should we study it)?

Asked by John Adney, Last updated: Oct 06, 2019

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John Banko

I have 26 years of experience as a financial professional.I use my financial skillset to develop and implement financial plans.

John Bankojbanko, Professor, Florida
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Answered on Oct 04, 2019

Maths is very important because you can use it everywhere in every subject,job etc

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D. Loukas

Calculating, Processing, Integrating, Differentiating are what intrigues me the most in a very beautiful way.

D. LoukasMaths Professor, Diploma in Mathematics, Beverly hills, California
Maths Professor, Diploma in Mathematics, Beverly hills, California

Answered on Oct 04, 2019

Mathematics is a field of study. It includes an array of topics such as change, space, quantity, and structure. Being that it is such a complex field, there is not one definition for mathematics, other than people study it. Mathematics has many subjects like geometry, which deals with shapes and theory, which deals with quantity.

Most researchers date math back to the times of the Greek, specifically to the work of Elements by Euclid. Other 19th century mathematicians such as Giuseppe Peano and David Hilbert are credited to the study of math. This study is vital to everyday life, from counting money to cooking.

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Landon

I am an aspiring Mathematician and Logician I am also interested in Cryptology. My Main field of interest in Mathematics is Pure Mathematics

Landon

Answered on Jan 12, 2018

That is an Intelligent and complex question congraulations to you. There has been deabte for centuries by Mathematicans as to what Mathematics is. Some people claim that itis the study of creating Axiomatic Systems and then using these axioms to come to absoulety neccessary conclusions. Some claim that it is the study of Mathematicial Objects. Wikipedia Defines Mathematics as the study of Space(Geomerty), Quantity(Numbers), Structure( Logical Structure) and Change(Calculas). Some Mathematicans have responded by stating a "Mathematican is someone who does Math."

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