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Mathematics concern exclusively the dissimilarity of patterns?

  1. Sep 24, 2009 #1
    Does any branch of mathematics concern exclusively the dissimilarity of patterns?
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2009 #2

    CRGreathouse

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    Re: Anti-math?

    I'm not entirely sure what that means. Ramsey Theory studies the inevitability of patterns, but that's different...
     
  4. Sep 24, 2009 #3
    Re: Anti-math?

    Considering that math concerns the similarity of patterns, I guess that dissimilarity is a pattern unto itself.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2009 #4

    Gib Z

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    Re: Anti-math?

    Indeed, this is one of the reasons I believe Mathematics is so applicable to everything. If something has some pattern, we use maths to study it. If it doesn't have a pattern, we call it random and do statistical analysis on that. However something turns out, we have maths for it!
     
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