Once the famous mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss quoted "Mathematics is the queen of Sciences".(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

In my view mathematics is a language, a tool for Scientific knowledge and its representation. Mathematics makes our job easier in manipulating the knowledge because it gets in to elegant and abstract form once put in mathematical frame.

But how can it be eligible to be considered as Queen of Sciences. Every other branch of Science is also equally strong and vital for all human endeavors.

My another argument is "Is mathematical thinking necessary for making Scientific discoveries?"

Fourier himself mentioned in his "Analytical Theory of heat" that "Profound study of Nature is the most fertile source of mathematical discoveries".

People in universities (to my experience) dont consider any new idea unless it is properly put in mathematical terms. They use and force to use other people mathematics for every thing. If some thing is proved mathematically they are happy. What they miss is the conceptual understanding (not all, only those who worship mathematics). I have come across some works in engineering by someone (my colleagues) which are mathematically sound and conceptually wrong. Yet these people could manage to publish their results in reputed journals and believe they are right. I could not even able to explain their mistakes to them because their mind sees only mathematical equations and nothing beyond that. In this modern world, I believe,mathematics has gained so much status that one, even though he is creative cannot survive in academic world if he is not capable of proving his ideas mathematically. Or he could survive by just proving a useless idea mathematically.

My questions are Are we giving so much importance to maths? Is it the only way for progress of science? how to prevent people from using maths in wrong way especially in engineering field i.e, without any conceptual understanding or practical relevance just writing bunch of equations to prove their worthless idea?

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# Is mathematics really the Queen of Sciences?

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