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Homework Help: Math/physics relation

  1. Dec 4, 2005 #1
    just out of curiosity, what is the relation between math and physics if math is abstract and physics is physical?
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  3. Dec 4, 2005 #2


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    Just as language is abstract with sounds or symbols representing physical (as well as nonphysical) entities and relations so too does mathematics provide a means of representing entities and relations in the physical world.
  4. Dec 4, 2005 #3
    Physics attempts to find ways of explaining natural phenomona and mathematics is the language they use.
  5. Dec 4, 2005 #4
    thanks so much guys!
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