**Lesson 1. The Need
for Mathematics **
In the minds of great
mathematicians, they see the world in **formulas**. They have learned
the ability using numerals and symbols to quantify the world. Many people are
sometimes mystified by equations and just assume that they are difficult.
They get lost in the numbers and symbols. However, **mathematical equations**
are tools that actually make solving **problems **easy. People can solve
problems by using equations that simplify different situations. **Equations**
are as elegant as a well written song.
Was mathematics invented
or was it discovered? If math was invented that infers that there were
choices of other “models.” If math was discovered, that would mean that math
and its numbers and equations are unique and there was only one **logical **
conclusion. In mathematics, **rules** are created by users and **
properties** are assigned. Mathematics is the symbolic counterpart of the
universe we perceive. So it can be logical in one world, and illogical in
another. |