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A brief introduction to — Math

Mathematics definition

(from Greek, "knowledge, study, learning")
is the abstract study of topics including quantity, structure, space, and change, as well as other properties.

Mathematicians seek out patterns and use this information to come up with new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth of conjectures by mathematical proof. When mathematical these are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature.

Through the use of abstraction and logical reasoning, mathematics developed from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects.


Mathematics is an essential tool in fields such as natural science, engineering, medicine, and the social sciences.

Applied mathematics, the branch of mathematics concerned with application of mathematical knowledge to other fields, inspires and makes use of new mathematical discoveries, and has led to the development of entirely new mathematical disciplines, such as statistics and game theory.

Some important terms:
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  • cryptography
  • pi
  • variable
  • algebra
  • geometry
  • glossary

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