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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Even Physicists Fear Mathematics

 Well yes,  Because math is a deeper abstraction.   Not always connected to the see-able or tangible.  But also a very useful tool.   But a tool that needs to be reworked for the most difficult problems.  And that reworking then requires re-explaining. .... A barrier.

Even physicists are 'afraid' of mathematics
November 11, 2016
Physicists avoid highly mathematical work despite being trained in advanced mathematics, new research suggests.

The study, published in the New Journal of Physics, shows that physicists pay less attention to theories that are crammed with mathematical details. This suggests there are real and widespread barriers to communicating mathematical work, and that this is not because of poor training in mathematical skills, or because there is a social stigma about doing well in mathematics.  ... " 

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