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Author Topic:   Mathematics and Nature
Son Goku
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Message 1 of 4 (267796)
12-11-2005 3:10 PM


Is any area of mathematics sacred?
That is to say are there any areas of mathematics which are pure abstractions.
(Or to put it more bluntly are the Pure Mathematicians really doing applied mathematics and they just don't know it yet?)

As a possible avenue of this discussion, what are we doing when we say we are doing mathematics.

(I'm not sure where to put this, maybe "Is it Science?", or perhaps Coffee House would be better.")


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12-11-2005 3:16 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Son Goku
12-11-2005 3:10 PM


Needs clarification
We already have an apparently related topic in Is mathematics a science?.

Can you clarify how your proposed topic is different.


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    Message 3 of 4 (268157)
    12-12-2005 12:42 PM


    I am asking is there any area of current pure mathematical research which will escape being subsumed into physical theory.
    Rather than asking is Maths a Science, I am asking is there any area of Pure Mathematics which is of no used to Science, especially physics.

    Over the last century we have seen areas we thought useless to physics, such a noncommutative geometry actually come into play in the physical sciences.

    Does Pure Mathematics mean no more than Mathematics with no [u]current[/u] use.


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    12-12-2005 12:53 PM
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    12-12-2005 12:42 PM


    I merged your comments
    I made your comments here an addendum to your OP, and then used that to open your thread in "Is it science?"

    Closing this copy.


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