Maths | Physics

Maths \in Physics, Physics \in Maths

“Mathematics is a part of physics. Physics is an experimental science, a part of natural science. Mathematics is the part of physics where experiments are cheap.

In the middle of the twentieth century it was attempted to divide physics and mathematics. The consequences turned out to be catastrophic. Whole generations of mathematicians grew up without knowing half of their science and, of course, in total ignorance of any other sciences. ”

— On teaching mathematics, by V.I. Arnold
 
 
 
2007.08.26, Sunday, CHK2