## Mathematics

**Mathematics** (from Greek μάθημα *máthēma*, "knowledge, study, learning") is the abstract study of topics encompassing quantity, structure, space, change, and other properties; it has no generally accepted definition.

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**Mathematics**- Foundational Crisis - Philosophical Views - Logicism

... Logicism is one of the schools of thought in the philosophy of

**mathematics**, putting forth the theory that

**mathematics**is an extension of logic and therefore some or all

**mathematics**is reducible to logic ...

... Toeplitz's father and grandfather were

**mathematics**teachers ... Toeplitz studied

**mathematics**in the University of Breslau and was awarded a doctorate in algebraic geometry in 1905 ...

**Mathematics**faculty included David Hilbert, Felix Klein, and Hermann Minkowski ...

... At Heiligenstadt, he taught

**mathematics**, Hebrew and Syriac, and produced a show of fireworks and moving scenery for the visiting Elector Archbishop of Mainz ... in 1628 and became professor of ethics and

**mathematics**at the University of Würzburg, where he also taught Hebrew and Syriac ... He based himself in the city for the rest of his life, and from 1638, he taught

**mathematics**, physics and oriental languages at the Collegio Romano for several years before being released to devote himself ...

**Mathematics**As Science

... Gauss referred to

**mathematics**as "the Queen of the Sciences" ... Of course,

**mathematics**is in this sense a field of knowledge ... experimentation and observation is negligible in

**mathematics**, compared to natural sciences such as psychology, biology, or physics ...

... He graduated from technical

**mathematics**at the Department of

**mathematics**and physics of then Faculty for natural sciences and technology (FNT) of the University of Ljubljana ... He taught and solved problems from many fields the usage of

**mathematics**in natural and social sciences, statistics, mechanics, classical applied ...

### Famous quotes containing the word mathematics:

“In *mathematics* he was greater

Than Tycho Brahe, or Erra Pater:

For he, by geometric scale,

Could take the size of pots of ale;

Resolve, by sines and tangents straight,

If bread and butter wanted weight;

And wisely tell what hour o’ th’ day

The clock doth strike, by algebra.”

—Samuel Butler (1612–1680)

“Why does man freeze to death trying to reach the North Pole? Why does man drive himself to suffer the steam and heat of the Amazon? Why does he stagger his mind with the *mathematics* of the sky? Once the question mark has arisen in the human brain the answer must be found, if it takes a hundred years. A thousand years.”

—Walter Reisch (1903–1963)

“The three main medieval points of view regarding universals are designated by historians as realism, conceptualism, and nominalism. Essentially these same three doctrines reappear in twentieth-century surveys of the philosophy of *mathematics* under the new names logicism, intuitionism, and formalism.”

—Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)