Bochner, Salomon Formerly, Department of Mathematics, Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Last reviewed:June 2020
- Relation to science
- Creative formulas
- Foundations—mathematical logic
- Constructiveness and approximations
- Space in mathematics
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Mathematics is frequently encountered in association and interaction with astronomy, physics, and other branches of natural science, and it also has deep-rooted affinities to the humanities. Actually, it is a realm of knowledge entirely unto itself, and one of considerable scope; the word mathematics stems from a root which means learnable knowledge. Mathematical knowledge is commonly deemed to have a high degree of validity, irrespective of culture conditioning and predilection, although it can be argued that, in the past, cultural settings have affected its development noticeably.
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