The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

@inproceedings{Wigner1960TheUE,
  title={The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences},
  author={E. Wigner},
  year={1960}
}
  • E. Wigner
  • Published 1960
  • Mathematics, Philosophy
There is a story about two friends, who were classmates in high school, talking about their jobs. One of them became a statistician and was working on population trends. He showed a reprint to his former classmate. The reprint started, as usual, with the Gaussian distribution and the statistician explained to his former classmate the meaning of the symbols for the actual population, for the average population, and so on. His classmate was a bit incredulous and was not quite sure whether the… Expand
The Reasonable Ineffectiveness of Mathematics
What is Mathematics Really
Analogy, concepts and methodology, in mathematics ⁄
The Reasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
Three Aspects of the Effectiveness of Mathematics in Science
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