Mathematics as a Tool: Tracing New Roles of Mathematics in the Sciences 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Johannes Lenhard, Martin Carrier

Year 2017
Pages 286
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783319544687
File Size 1.74 MB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 222
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This book puts forward a new role for mathematics in the natural sciences. In the traditional understanding, a strong viewpoint is advocated, on the one hand, according to which mathematics is used for truthfully expressing laws of nature and thus for rendering the rational structure of the world. In a weaker understanding, many deny that these fundamental laws are of an essentially mathematical character, and suggest that mathematics is merely a convenient tool for systematizing observational knowledge.