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MATHEMATICS

That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or magnitudes, and of the methods by which, in accordance with these relations, quantities sought are deducible from other quantities known or supposed; the science of spatial and quantitative relations

MATHS IN NATURE

NATURE has a fascination for Mathematics, it appears. The number of petals of a flower and stemlets in plants occur in a natural sequence. It has a relation with the Fibonacci numbers (a series of numbers formed by adding the two previous numbers of the sequence: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, named after an Italian mathematician of the Middle Ages, Fibonacci. He investigated in 1202 A.D. how fast rabbits could breed under ideal circumstances. His research led to the construction of this unique set of numbers and a relationship called Golden ratio. On many plants, the number of petals is a Fibonacci number: buttercups have five petals; lilies and iris have three, corn marigolds have 13; some asters have 21 and we can find daisies with 34, 55 or even 89 petals.)

Mathematics and Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the relationships between mental processes, emotions, and behavior. Mathematics and psychology are linked in three major ways. First, psychologists study mathematical cognition, i.e., the brain's development, acquisition, and application of mathematical skills. Second, psychologists investigate people's feelings and attitudes regarding mathematics. Third, psychologists use mathematics, particularly statistics, as a professional tool to quantify and analyze their scientific findings. .... read more