• On the Relationship of Mathematics to the Real World

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      Wigner, Abbot, philosophy of science, use of mathematics in physics.

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      In this article, I discuss the relationship of mathematics to thephysical world, and to other spheres of human knowledge. Inparticular, I argue that mathematics is created by human beings,and the number π cannot be said to have existed 100,000years ago, using the conventional meaning of the word ‘exist’.

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      Deepak Dhar1

      1. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Dr. Homi Bhabha Road Pashan Pune 411 008, India.
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