G.Boniolo,P. Budinich,M.Trobok, The Role of Mathematics in Physical Sciences: Interdisciplinary and Philosophical Aspects
Springer | ISBN 1402031076 | 2005 | PDF | 1.95 MB | 245 pages
Even though mathematics and physics have been related for centuries and this relation appears to be unproblematic, there are many questions still open: Is mathematics really necessary for physics, or could physics exist without mathematics?Should we think physically and then add the mathematics apt to formalise our physical intuition, or should we think mathematically and then interpret physically the obtained results? Do we get mathematical objects by abstraction from real objects, or vice versa?