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Welcome to Mathematics

“Why take Mathematics? Mathematics leads everywhere, from foreign affairs, through research in Science, the Social Sciences and Medicine, to Commerce, Computing and Information Technology. Mathematics leads to perhaps more diverse potential careers than any other discipline because it is the language through which nature, technology and reality is described. It is thus essential for almost every sphere of knowledge and activity in the modern world.”

From the University of Auckland – Department of Mathematics

"The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God" Euclid

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ARCHIMEDES
"Father of Mathematics"



The history of Mathematics
“The history of mathematics is nearly as old as humanity itself. Since antiquity, mathematics has been fundamental to advances in science, engineering, and philosophy. It has evolved from simple counting, measurement and calculation, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects, through the application of abstraction, imagination and logic, to the broad, complex and often abstract discipline we know today”.

http://www.storyofmathematics.com/index.html

Mathematics is everywhere around us yet we rarely note it.

Cones in nature
Hexagons in a beehive
Symmetry in a butterfly