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pure mathematics

[′pyu̇r ‚math·ə′mad·iks]
(mathematics)
The intrinsic study of mathematical structures, with no consideration given as to the utility of the results for practical purposes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This volume contains 15 selected papers discussing connections between fractal geometry and dynamical system in pure mathematics and connections between these two and other fields of mathematics.
Now in an updated and expanded third edition, "A Concise Introduction To Pure Mathematics" by Martin Liebeck provides an informed and informative presentation into a representative selection of fundamental ideas in mathematics including the theory of solving cubic equations, the use of Euler's formula to study the five Platonic solids, the use of prime numbers to encode and decode secret information, the theory of how to compare the sizes of two infinite sets, the limits of sequences and continuous functions, the use of the intermediate value theorem to prove the existence of nth roots, and so much more.
Cohen's main thesis is that pure mathematics in mid-nineteenth-century England and America (primarily mathematical logic, along with some work on algebra and number systems) owes its origin to neo-Platonic, Kantian, and transcendental philosophies of mathematics as well as to religious idealism seeking to promote toleration.
A Pure Mathematics for Advanced Level text book, from Berkhamsted School for Girls.
After leaving school this June, Rock plans to go to Imperial College in London to study pure mathematics and statistics.
Cohen's EQUATIONS FROM GOD: PURE MATHEMATICS AND VICTORIAN FAITH (0801885331, $50.00) discusses the rebirth of abstract mathematics and its connection to efforts to 'touch the mind of God'.
But Betfair clients, not shackled by pure mathematics, took a different view.
in pure mathematics from the University of Utrecht, Jongejan sees past the numbers when it comes to the critical element in publishing: the customer.
But Archimedes' first love was "pure mathematics." He charted the value of pi--the ratio of a circumference of a circle to its diameter.
On the one hand, such a framework encourages the exposure of the yet-understudied patterns of scientific activity practiced by Jesuits, as well as the theories and results they produced, mainly in pure mathematics, astronomy, optics, mechanics, and natural history.
(1) The Centre houses the University Faculty of Mathematics, which is divided into two departments: Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences.