Sunday, May 17, 2015

[Book] गणिती by Achyut Godbole

Many of my favourite books have been read in the Nagpur-Goa-Nagpur journeys. Last weekend I added "गणिती" by Achyut Godbole to the list. The book made me think about beauty in mathematics. 

In the preface to this book, the author Achyut Godbole brings up an interesting idea: 

Is Mathematics a discovery, or an invention? Laws of physics and chemistry would exist even if there were no humans to measure them. But would algebraic equations and calculus exist without us?

Laws of physics seem to be the same across the universe. Would the mathematics of aliens be same like us?

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