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Unit 5

MATH

MOST PEOPLE THINK OF MATHEMATICS AS A METHOD OF CALCULATION. IN FACT, MATH IS A SOURCE OF ENORMOUS INSPIRATION FOR CONCEPTS THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO ART, ENGINEERING, PHYSICS, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE, AND MUSIC—TO NAME ONLY A FEW.

Almost everything in the universe can be described by mathematical equation, and once something has been described by math, it’s only a matter of time until someone finds ways to apply it to a question or a problem.

For example, the Ancient Greeks came up with the concept of the atom by thinking about number ...

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