From Jonathan Gardner's Physics Notebook
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Math and Physics are inevitably intertwined; the one depends on the other as much as the other depends on the one.

Is it any surprise that discoveries in math are paralleled by discoveries in physics?

Although the two subjects are intertwined, they are really separate, and you should keep your mind clear on what math is math-math, and what math is physics-math.


  • On Math: These are some of my thoughts on math, from my perspective as a physicist.
  • Basic Math: By basic, I mean everything you should learn before you take the introductory course to "real" physics, namely, everything up to an including basic calculus.
  • Advanced Math: All the advanced theories of math from a physicists' perspective. (Note: Mathematicians will probably vomit at the way physicists like to treat these subjects. Torture or mutilation is a good description.)