1) A mind-altering form of logic
, practiced and developed largely by nerds
, having its origins in prehistory. That study of logic in which simple ideas such as number
are used and combined to describe the properties of number, point, line, plane and symmetry.
Subjects within a modern mathematics degree might include selected topics from;
: the analysis of why not all numbers are like the number 1.
: Differential calculus is the study of how to find the slope of a single point while integral calculus is the study of how to add up infinite quantities of numbers and obtain a single finite number as a result.
: The study of how coffee cups are actually quite similar to doughnuts.
Mathematics as a form of mental kung fu is used extensively in all the sciences and in business and trade, it is at the heart of all technical progress. The average person uses mathematics, for example, to locate bargains in shopping malls by simply looking at a few numerals on a price tag.
Hey Cuthberton, did I tell you that I used some kickass zen master mathematics to calculate which mathgirl
I would ask out to the science fair?