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Why Mathematics Is a Language

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Mathematics: The Language Of Science

  • According to Galileo Galilei, mathematics is the language in which God scripted the universe.
  • A language, as defined by linguist Noam Chomsky, is a set of sentences constructed using a finite set of elements, being able to represent events and abstract concepts.
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  • A language normally contains vocabulary, meaning, grammer, syntax, narrative and a set of people who use and understand the various symbols.
  • The syntax, vocabulary and grammar of mathematics forms a system of communication which any language must have to qualify as one.
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Nouns in math are the Arabic numerals, fractions, variables, expressions, figures, infinity, Pi and imaginary numbers like i.

The verbs of math are equalities and inequalities, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and many other operati...

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  • Many students find numbers and symbols confusing, and using a familiar language to describe an equation makes the subject easy to understand.
  • Solving word problems, where nouns, verbs and modifiers are translated into mathematical equations is a good exercise.
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