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Chapter 2, Problem 48E
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Which do you think is more valuable in the scientific enterprise, creativity or mathematical ability? Why?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The value of creativity and that of mathematical ability in the scientific enterprise is to be compared.

Concept Introduction:

Science is a combination of both creativity and mathematical ability. A scientific proposal is hypothesized by creativity, but explained mathematically. Creativity gives rise to various thoughts responsible for the emergence of a fact, while mathematical ability provides the logic behind it.

Explanation of Solution

In order to explain a fact, a simple riddle is quoted in this chapter, that asks, which of the two, a pile of feathers or a pile of bricks, of the same volume, is heavier. If creativity is applied, it is obvious that a pile of bricks would be heavier. A similar answer is obtained from the mathematical calculation of the two masses...

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