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Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma , “knowledge, study, learning”) is the study of topics such as quantity ( numbers ), structure , space , and change . There is a range of views among mathematicians and philosophers as to the exact scope and definition ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement [syn: math , maths ]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1580s; see mathematic + -ics . Originally denoting the mathematical sciences collectively, including geometry, astronomy, optics.

Usage examples of mathematics.

The mathematics of ballistics and astronautics were simpler, rather than more complicated, than the ballistic formulae that he had once used in predicting fall of shot.

Bean sleeping bag 4,000 feet up in a frosty meadow thirty miles south of Lake Tahoe wrapped around a skinny naked thirty-something beardy professor of mathematics from a fairly undistinguished new university who has always been a hell of a lot luckier at cards than at love?

Mac was impressed with the bespectacled lieutenant, who had recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in advanced mathematics.

Egg of Manyness, this great womb of pattern forming, is thus partially expressible by geometry and mathematics, as indeed it is by any terminology or language which describes relationships.

As for Monopolar Mechanics, you would have to master Mathematics as well as three or four other subjects before you could even begin to study the field.

The morphology database includes abbreviated music and mathematics tables.

He paltered, shifting on his feet, his brow contracted in perplexity, as if I had propounded some intricate trifle of the higher mathematics.

Hellenistic mathematics: Menelaus of Alexandria, Heron of Alexandria, Diophantus of Alexandria, Pappus of Alexandria and Proclus of Alexandria all built on Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius and Ptolemy.

And a sizeable part of the physics and mathematics community is becoming increasingly convinced that string theory may provide the answer.

Certain brutal mathematics hinted that no end was coming, that the superheated bubble would grow and grow, and within another million years, the Milky Way would have vanished, its plasmatic ash racing toward the living worlds of Andromeda.

Those geodesic forms could not have been built without prestressed concrete or something more sophisticated, not to mention the engineering mathematics.

James Thomson, was the author of several mathematical text-books, and occupied for some time the position of lecturer on mathematics at the Royal Academical Institute in Belfast, from whence he was transferred to the mathematical professorship of Glasgow University.

Through mathematics, we can describe the quanta holistically, but through observation, we can only document one event, much like seeing a single facet of a cut diamond.

In the Composition, Music encompasses the four quartals of Canon Law, Mathematics, Esthetics, and Medicine, and their connecting disciplines, the conjuncts of Ethics, Science, Communication, and Spirit.

As for the other two quartals, he had shone in Esthetics and dimmed in Mathematics, but where the two overlapped at the conjunct of Communication, he felt comfortable enough.