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- I am looking for the basic differences of applied mathematicians from pure mathematicians and physicists.

Hello. I have this question in my mind many years. I need to clarify my confused mind. I wonder how applied mathematicians differ from pure mathematicians and physicists. Many years ago I read that applied mathematicians and pure mathematicians do not like each other. Is this true? To me, as the name suggests, applied mathematics is application of mathematics, and this mostly happens in physics, biology (maybe computational biology?), chemistry and economics.

1. Physics also deals a lot with mathematics. Physicists already apply mathematics. There are even fields as "mathematical physics" and the books written on that fields full of application of mathematics to physical phenomena.

2. I have checked the fields of pure mathematics. One of them was topology and geometry. But aren't topology and geometry also find application in physics, so they are applicable fields, not pure.

Would you please explain the facts?

Regards,

1. Physics also deals a lot with mathematics. Physicists already apply mathematics. There are even fields as "mathematical physics" and the books written on that fields full of application of mathematics to physical phenomena.

2. I have checked the fields of pure mathematics. One of them was topology and geometry. But aren't topology and geometry also find application in physics, so they are applicable fields, not pure.

Would you please explain the facts?

Regards,