The Deeper Roles of Mathematics in Physical Laws

@inproceedings{Knuth2015TheDR,
  title={The Deeper Roles of Mathematics in Physical Laws},
  author={Kevin H. Knuth},
  year={2015}
}
Many have wondered how mathematics, which appears to be the result of both human creativity and human discovery, can possibly exhibit the degree of success and seemingly-universal applicability to quantifying the physical world as exemplified by the laws of physics. In this essay, I claim that much of the utility of mathematics arises from our choice of… CONTINUE READING

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