What is Mathematics?

Mathematics is one of the four basic sciences, the other being Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is the abstract science of number, quality and space studied in its own right as pure mathematics or as applied to other disciplines such as physics, engineering etc. (applied mathematics).

Mathematics represents a core of knowledge concerned with understanding natural phenomena and has many applications in our day to day life. It can be studied for its own intrinsic value as a purely academic subject or for its practical applications. A course in mathematics is also useful for a career in the field of Management, Computers, Information Technology and Operational Research.

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Mathematicians seek out patterns whether found in numbers, space, science, computers, or in imaginary abstractions. It was originally of limited use in industry but has come into its own with the advent of high speed computers. Technical advances (for example space exploration and bio-technology) would have been impossible without...

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