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'Mathematics, taught and learned appropriately, improves the mind and implants good habits of thought.' This tenet underlies all of Professor Pólya's works on teaching and problemsolving. This book captures some of Pólya's excitement and vision. In it he provides enlightenment for all those who have ever wondered how the laws of nature were worked out mathematically. The distinctive feature of the present book is the stress on the history of certain elementary chapters of science; these can be a source of enjoyment and deeper understanding of mathematics even for beginners who have little, or perhaps no, knowledge of physics.
Mathematics.  Science  Mathematics  Math  Natural science  Science of science  Sciences  Mathématiques  Math
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If you have ever wondered how the laws of nature were worked out mathematically, this is the book for you. Above all, it captures some of Pólya's excitement and vision.
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The Role of Mathematics in Science aims to illustrate the many ways in which mathematical methods have helped discovery in science. It is aimed at a group of readers who are interested in mathematics beyond the level of high school. The authors occasionally use some calculus and more intricate arguments. The book should appeal to college students and general readers with some background in mathematics. The authors state that, 'If we succeed in giving an impression of the beauty and power of mathematical reasoning in science, the purpose of our work will have been achieved.' This book includes the laws of levers and inclined planes, the laws of exponential versus limited population growth, ray optics, and relativity.
Exponential functions.  Mathematical analysis.  517.1 Mathematical analysis  Mathematical analysis  Functions, Exponential  Hyperbolic functions  Exponents (Algebra)  Logarithms  Transcendental functions
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