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CATEGORY: Trick or Truth Essay Contest (2015) [back]
TOPIC: The mysterious connection between physics and mathematics by Abdullah Momoh [refresh]
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Author Abdullah Momoh wrote on Mar. 10, 2015 @ 20:19 GMT
Essay Abstract

This gives a view into how objects are analyzed and the role of physics and mathematics in this analysis.

Author Bio

A student with an interest and love for objects and their interactions with the world around us.

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James Lee Hoover wrote on Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:22 GMT
Abdullah,

In the classical world, we might be tempted to compare the breakdown of a Peugeot BB1 to the whole universe. But when we look into the mysteries of the quantum world, it is still hard to make the connection. We have no theory of everything. Near the end of your essay you recognize that earthly connections cannot be grasped by the human mind -- connections I struggle to describe as well.

Regards,

Jim

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Author Abdullah Momoh replied on Mar. 17, 2015 @ 23:27 GMT
hello jim,

I totally agree with you that quantum mechanics does have its mysteries. However what I try to explain is that we can fully describe a system by relating the behavior of each part with the interactions of its other parts. We notice that if the system had a single entity (probably higgs boson), we could model a wide range of systems by analysing the objects behaviour and its interactions.

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James Lee Hoover replied on Apr. 11, 2015 @ 21:47 GMT
Abdullah,

Time grows short so I am revisited those I have read. I find that I haven't rated yours yet so that I will do.

If you get a chance, let me know your thoughts on mine.

Jim

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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 23, 2015 @ 15:02 GMT
Dear Mr. Momoh,

I thought that your essay was exceptionally well written, and I do hope that it fares well in the competition.

Joe Fisher

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LLOYD TAMARAPREYE OKOKO replied on Apr. 9, 2015 @ 11:08 GMT
Dear Mr.Momoh,

I admire your courage in letting the world know that "the truth behind the connection between Maths, and Physics lies in the fact that physics describes

the state and analyzes the nature of the object of study while maths represents and manipulates the object for simpler analysis".

Commendable contribution!Please do read my essay;comment and rate it.

Remain Blessed.

Lloyd Tamarapreye Okoko.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Apr. 9, 2015 @ 15:46 GMT
Dear Abdullah,

I think Newton was wrong about abstract gravity; Einstein was wrong about abstract space/time, and Hawking was wrong about the explosive capability of NOTHING.

All I ask is that you give my essay WHY THE REAL UNIVERSE IS NOT MATHEMATICAL a fair reading and that you allow me to answer any objections you may leave in my comment box about it.

Joe Fisher

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