Is math/maths a science ?

Steve Alexander steve.alexander at
Mon Jan 12 15:28:20 EST 1998

Lehe wrote:
> Is math/maths a science ?

Science may be defined as:
the acquisition of knowledge by experimentation.

Based on this, the majority of pure maths is probably not a science, but 
it depends largely on your definition of what an experiment is.

Steve Alexander, Biomedical Sciences,
University of Nottingham Medical School,
Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
Tel +44 115 9709 474 Fax +44 115 9709 259

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