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You are not logged in. #1 20051205 09:49:12
math/physics relationwhat could be the relation between these two? math is abstract and physics is part of the physical world. #2 20051205 10:47:05
Re: math/physics relationPhysics uses math to model reality. Some models work better than others. In that sense both are abstract, and both are real: physics is abstract until it accurately describes reality, and math is abstract until it is used to model real situations. El que pega primero pega dos veces. #3 20051205 11:10:08
Re: math/physics relation"ignore air resistance and friction, my eye. Teach me something I can actually use, and then I might be interested." Last edited by Ricky (20051205 11:10:59) "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #5 20051206 07:43:34
Re: math/physics relationYou can't learn physics without calculus. You would just be memorizing formulas otherwise. Then you would only be able to solve problems that have already been figured out. It would be like an "artist" who could only paint one picture again and again. 