General Systems Theory is a name which has come into use to describe a level of theoretical model-building which lies somewhere between the highly generalized constructions of pure **Mathematics** and the specific theories of the specialized disciplines. **Mathematics** attempts to organize highly general relationships into a coherent system, a system however which does not have any necessary connections with the "real" world around us. It studies all thinkable relationships abstracted from any concrete situation or body of empirical knowledge.

**Mathematics** as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. Though different traditions may emphasize different aspects, it is only the interplay of these antithetic forces and the struggle for their synthesis that constitute the life, usefulness, and supreme value of mathematical science.

At present, when the prevailing forms of society have become hindrances to the free expression of human powers, it is precisely the abstract branches of science, **Mathematics** and theoretical physics, which ... offer a less distorted form of knowledge than other branches of science which are interwoven with the pattern of daily life, and the practicality of which seemingly testifies to their realistic character.

The land of easy **Mathematics** where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.

The subject of management science has evolved for more than 60 years and is now a mature field within the broad category of applied **Mathematics**. This book will emphasize both the applied and mathematical aspects of management science.

It is noteworthy that modern Platonists , almost without exception, are ignorant of **Mathematics**, in spite of the immense importance that Plato attached to arithmetic and geometry, and the immense influence that they [these studies] had on his philosophy. This is an example of the evils of specialization: a man must not write on Plato unless he has spent so much of his youth on Greek as to have no time for the things that Plato thought important.

I have often been surprised that **Mathematics**, the quintessence of Truth, should have found admirers so few and so languid. Frequent consideration and minute scrutiny have at length unravelled the cause: viz . that though Reason is feasted, Imagination is starved; whilst Reason is luxuriating in its proper Paradise, Imagination is wearily travelling on a dreary desert.

**Mathematics** is the language in which God wrote the universe.

Beauty isthe first test: there isno permanent place in the world for ugly
**Mathematics**.

You need only a sheet of paper and so **Mathematics** starts.

There are problems to whose solution I would attach an infinitely greater importance than to those of **Mathematics**, for example touching ethics, or our relation to God, or concerning our destiny and our future; but their solution lies wholly beyond us and completely outside the province of science.

Poetry is a sort of inspired **Mathematics**, which gives us equations, not for abstract figures, triangles, squares, and the like, but for the human emotions. If one has a mind which inclines to magic rather than science, one will prefer to speak of these equations as spells or incantations; it sounds more arcane, mysterious, recondite.

He has made contributions to many areas of science; among them are agronomy , anthropology, astronomy, bacteriology, botany, economics, forestry, meteorology, psychology, public health, and-above all-genetics, in which he is recognized as one of the leaders. Out of this varied scientific research and his skill in **Mathematics**, he has evolved systematic principles for the interpretation of empirical data; and he has founded a science of experimental design. On the foundations he has laid down, there has been erected a structure of statistical techniques that are used whenever men attempt to learn about nature from experiment and observation.

Science and **Mathematics** Run parallel to reality , they symbolize it, they squint at it, They never touch it: consider what an explosion Would rock the bones of men into little white fragments and unsky the world If any mind for a moment touch truth .

Grosseteste was deeply concerned with the detailed investigation of natural phenomena. It was the inspiration of this attitude of mind, together with Grosseteste's emphasis on the importance of **Mathematics**, that was perhaps his chief legacy to thinkers in fourteenth-century Oxford who were developing the beginnings of a mathematical physics.

We can no more have exact religious thinking without theology, than exact mensuration and astronomy without **Mathematics**, or exact iron-making without chemistry,

Math is perfect (in principle), but mathematicians are not (because they are humans), hence the **Mathematics** that (human) mathematicians do is influenced by the weltanschauung of the people around them.

India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our **Mathematics**; mother, through the Buddha , of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.

Anyone who cannot cope with **Mathematics** is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable sub-human who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house.

If perchance there should be foolish speakers who, together with those ignorant of all **Mathematics** , will take it upon themselves to decide concerning these things, and because of some place in the Scriptures wickedly distorted to their purpose, should dare to assail this my work, they are of no importance to me, to such an extent do I despise their judgment as rash .

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