If the system exhibits a structure which can be represented by a mathematical equivalent, called a mathematical model, and if the objective can be also so quantified, then some computational method may be evolved for choosing the best schedule of actions among alternatives. Such use of mathematical models is termed mathematical programming.
Our lives today are not conducted in linear terms. They are much more quantified; a stream of random events is taking place.j. g. ballard
Pop music can't be described, but quantified.