Maths

I think maths may not always be too much fun, but it is really important. Maths can be used to express art, motion and nature.

I remember reading in my AS English a play called “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard (in 1990). In this play, there is a curious 19th century,14 year old girl who is pondering the Deterministic universe, but also maths as expression of everything. She asks if it is possible to express everything through maths, such as population of foxes and rabbits, and the shapes of flowers. It goes to show how mathematical shapes are everywhere in our lives.

 

Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian Philosopher said in his book “We” regarding  these imaginary numbers, that “neither mathematics or death ever makes a mistake”.  Therefore, the imaginary numbers must be a mistake as the fundemental concept of maths cannot make a mistake. This is of course a potential problem highlighted in our previous lesson.

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