How Mathematics Is Used As A Language Essay

827 Words Oct 22nd, 2014 4 Pages
Mathematics plays a really important role in our everyday life and in the field of science. But when you ask people, what is Mathematics? Usually, they said Mathematics is the combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. That is false because they confound Mathematics with the arithmetic. According to Wikipedia, “Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity (or numbers), structure, space, and change.” We can also define Mathematics as an aid people use to solve problems in other disciplines. In my paper, I would like to discuss about what is Mathematics and what does it mean, the history of Mathematics, how Mathematics was used as a language, and who are some well-known people in Mathematics field.

In order to do this research, I read the blog of Doctor Dave Moursund to learn the history of Mathematics and the way it is used as a language. I also used the Wikipedia to learn the definition of Mathematics as a major and the meaning of it as a word. And for the part of the famous mathematicians, I browsed a website called “Famous Mathematicians” to learn the life of mathematicians and their contribution.

The definition of Mathematics
Mathematics may be defined as “the study if relationships among quantities, magnitudes and properties, and also of the logical operations by which unknown quantities, magnitudes, and properties may be deduced” (Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia) or “the study of quantity,…

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