Math in the Physical Sciences

Physics and Mathematics

What are some physics fields that rely heavily on mathematics?

Almost every field of physics—especially modern physics—relies heavily on mathematics. For example, mathematics is needed to understand the concepts of acceleration, velocity, and gravitational forces. Statistical mechanics also uses an intense amount of mathematics. And it is impossible to comprehend quantum mechanics without a good knowledge of mathematics. In fact, the subject of quantum field theory is one of the most mathematically rigorous and abstract areas of the physical sciences.


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