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Role of Mathematics in Physical Sciences Interdisciplinary and Philosophical Aspects

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ISBN-10: 1402031068

ISBN-13: 9781402031069

Edition: 2005

Authors: Giovanni Boniolo, Paolo Budinich, Majda Trobok

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Even though mathematics and physics have been related for centuries and this relation appears to be unproblematic, there are many questions still open: Is mathematics really necessary for physics, or could physics exist without mathematics? Should we think physically and then add the mathematics apt to formalise our physical intuition, or should we think mathematically and then interpret physically the obtained results? Do we get mathematical objects by abstraction from real objects, or vice versa? Why is mathematics effective into physics?These are all relevant questions, whose answers are necessary to fully understand the status of physics, particularly of contemporary physics.The aim of…    
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 3/10/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.13" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

The Role of Mathematics in Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary and Philosophical Aspects
Mathematics and Physics: Reflecting on the Historical Role of Mathematics
Oliver Heaviside's "Dinner"
Quantum Physics and Mathematical Debates Concerning the Problem of the Ontological Priority between Continuous Quantity and Discrete Quantity
John von Neumann on Mathematical and Axiomatic Physics
Classical Indian Mathematical Thought in the Context of the Theories of Matter and Mind
Mathematics and Physics: Reflecting on their Interaction
The Role of Mathematics in Physical Sciences and Dirac's Methodological Revolution
Algorithmic Representation of Astrophysical Structures
The Flexibility of Mathematics
The Laws of Nature and the Effectiveness of Mathematics
Some Mathematical Aspects of Modern Science and their Relevant Physical Implications
Theoretical Explanations in Mathematical Physics
Mathematics, Physics and Music
Theoretical Mathematics
Final Remarks
Mathematics and Physics
Values and Meaning in the Quantum Universe