Mathematics and the physical world

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Has anyone read..."Mathematics and the physical world '' by Morris kline?
what are your views on it?
not sure whether I should read it, or go to a specialized book,but I want to learn some basic physics or math from it.
 

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The book focuses on learning basic maths and uses simple physical examples to ground the subject - probably to avoid the "too abstract" feeling that math lessons are prone to. It does take a historical-narrative approach, so if you don't like history lessons...

If your focus is physics, you may be better with a physics book, though physics tends to be taught in a historical narrative style too, especially if you are already good at the math. However, it is an excellent primer on the basic language of physics if you are not already good at the math or need to catch up. Read a bit to see if the style suits you.
 

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