• Question: Would you say that maths is essential to science?

    Asked by anon-244771 to Ondrej, Jordan, Eleanor, Ed, Alice on 19 Mar 2020.
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      Edward Banks answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      It definitely is! There is the old adage that Biology is just applied Chemistry; Chemistry is applied Physics, and Physics is just applied maths. Formulae and equations underpin the vast majority of our understanding of the universe, as well as being very useful for analysing data.
      If you are interesting in studying science at a higher level you should definitely keep practicing your maths!

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      Jordan McElwee answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      Maths is completely essential to all science! All of our theories are written in the language of maths. Arguably one of the most successful theories of all time (The Standard Model of Particle Physics) is completely written in a complex mathematical equation! Newton even invented more maths just so he could write his equations of motion. Statistics is almost used in most data analysis much to my dismay haha.
      As Ed said, definitely work on Maths if you want to continue science further into university 🙂

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      Eleanor Jones answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      Yes, I 100% agree. A good grasp of maths is definitely an essential underpinning of physics, whether it’s in order to perform various calculations with calculus or the use of statistics.

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      Ondrej Kovanda answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      Just like a brush to a painter, pen to a poet or voice to a singer, is maths essential to a scientist.