Mathematics : History And Mathematics

1548 Words Jan 21st, 2016 7 Pages
Without application of knowledge to this world, especially when a particular knowledge is not being used to its fullest potential such as history and mathematics, it can distort our knowledge on world problems. Both subjects are very significant in life and everyone should have some knowledge on it. The lack of knowledge of both subjects would make things more difficult for numerous of people when it comes to world problems that can affect life such as health/medical problems and future events. The two areas of knowledge that will be focused on are History and Mathematics. History and Mathematics are both very significant and helpful to us humans in this world. According to Wikipedia (2016), Mathematics is the study of topics such as numbers, structure, space, and change. There are many different views among mathematicians and philosophers as to the scope and definition of mathematics. Mathematics seek out patterns and use them to formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof. Mathematical reasoning can provide us humans insight or predictions about nature. Mathematics comes from the use of abstraction and logic. The development of mathematics are from counting, calculation, measurement, and the study of shapes and motions of physical objects. Mathematics is very essential in many fields such as in natural science, engineering, medicine, finance and the social sciences. But most importantly medicine because…
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