# Mathematics is the Language of Universe

*Language is such an essential aspect of our existence. We cease to exist the moment we seize our communication. Twin powers of information and communication have become the de facto drivers in our existence and engagement. *

**Language** is the vital link that revitalizes our social engagement. We are social animals and we live in a networked society. We need communication channels. It is a civil society. We need to be civilized. We need to communicate. We need to converse. We need to understand. We need to appreciate. These paraphernalia needs the **lever of language**. We have a structure to construct a language. There are different components to the communication construction. We have so many different scaffolding to support. There are spoken language. There are over 6500 spoken languages in the world. There are written language. There are local language. There are global language. The languages gets classified into genealogical or topological. Each language has its own set of rules. We term it as grammar to semantics to syntax to morphology to phonology. The language follows a contour but each form of language has its own nuanced set of guidelines. And these rules differ.

*We can always question whether maths can be termed as language. ***Galilee Galileo** said “Mathematics is the language with which God has written the Universe”. Geometry is the universal language and nature speaks the language of mathematics.

**Galilee Galileo**said “Mathematics is the language with which God has written the Universe”. Geometry is the universal language and nature speaks the language of mathematics.

**Music*** is also considered to be a universal language.
There are notes and there are tones. There are melodies and rhythms. Everything
is inspired from nature and creatively nurtured in the glory of imagination. Look
at nature and we have geometry embedded everywhere. The gamut of shapes all
around us shapes our perspective. The round shape is particularly significant
in its manifestation. The planets to stars to celestial bodies our space is a
pack of round shapes. There are others who adds variety and beauty to the
natural formation. There are triangles. There are circles. There are squares.
There are spheres. There are pyramids. There are cones and cylinders. *

**Language*** has its own set of symbols and sounds. Maths has
the numerical symbols and we count the numbers. The sequence of number forms
the basis of formation of this language. We write math and not speak. Today’s
prevalent numbers are a part of the Hindu-Arabic numerals invented by Aryabhat
and Brahamgupta during 5-6 ^{th} century B.C. Similarly, Euclid the
Greek Mathematician is considered the Father of Geometry and his theories postulated
during 300 B.C. continues to govern our mathematical language. *

*Much
like any other language Maths has its
own set of grammar, syntax, morphology, vocabulary to semantic. There are
interjections, conjunctions and propositions. There are theorems, formulas and
equations. There are nouns, verbs and modifiers. Variables (x,y,z) to Fractions
(1/2, ¾, 5/9) to Decimals (2.34, 3.09, 4.44) are nouns. Additions to
Subtractions to Multiplications to Division ‘Equal To’ to ‘Not Equal To’ to
“Greater Than” to “Lesser Than” are verbs. There are functions and expressions.
Expressions like (x^3, x+y+7, 3x) Functions (x+y=4, 2a+3b+4c=234) *

**Numbers*** get classified as rational numbers to irrational
numbers to integers to whole numbers. An integer is a number that can be written
without a fractional component. Whole numbers are a set of positive integers
and they don’t have any decimal or fraction part. Whole numbers are natural
numbers 0,1,2,3… Integers are all whole numbers and their negative
counterparts. There are this variables and constants in maths so are the things
in life. The variables like x,y,z… and the relationships between variables
through equations explains the various processes unfolding around us. We
solving problems in our daily life deploying these equations and establish an
equilibrium in our understanding. We are travelers. We need to measure our
distance. The distance traveled is calculated as rate multiplied with time. It
is represented through the algebraic equation (d=r*t). *

**Pythagoras Theorem*** states that the square of a hypotenuse is equal to
the sum of the square of the other twos side of the right angle triangle i.e.
expressed as (a^2 + b^2=c^2). This language of maths is used for us to
understand and communicate regarding placing things in specified space to
calculating the distance between two points. *

**Maxwell’s Equations*** (**a set of 4 complicated equations**) captures how electric charges and current
electrical and magnetic field. This differential equation helps us understand
the relationship between electricity and magnetism. This algebraic aspect of
the language of mathematics deals with subjects like power generation to
wireless communication. Functions defines the relationship between variables
and constants. There are differential functions and there are integration
functions. Calculus is the aspect of maths that deals with functions, limits
and derivatives. Newton and Leibniz together discovered calculus in the mid-17 ^{th}
century. Calculus is used extensively in the scientific development and
advancement in the field of engineering. *

**Change*** is the essence of life and appreciating the rate
of change in living is so essential to harnessing a healthy and wealth life.
The rate of change in weather of the environment we live to the rate of change
of prices affecting our cost of living. *

**Change**

*Calculus
is the study of the rate of change of functions with respect to variables the
function is dependent on. Calculus captures the rate of Change. *

**Euler’s Equation*** is considered a mathematical beauty named after
Swiss Mathematicians Leonhard Euler. The beauty lies in the way this equation
depicts the relationship between five important constants of math. Euler’s
Equation written simply as (e^iπ + 1 = 0). Arithmetic is the branch of the
mathematics that deals with the properties of number and does the basic
operations using addition, subtraction, division and multiplications. In other
words arithmetic gives meaning to number, and we have arithmetic mean (average)
that is commonly used. The handling of data and give meaning through pattern
analysis. There are decimals, fractions to percentages and these are different
ways of interpreting the same value (1/4, 25%. 0.25). *

*As
in language we have words that connotes and denotes, and there is a literal
meaning and also there is a literary meaning to a word. *

*Algebra
deals with variables using symbols and letters. Algebra helps in finding the
unknown in a problem. *

*Geometry
deals with dimensions using lines, shape and surface. Geometry helps in
measuring things around us.*

*Calculus
dealing with limits and functions is applied mathematics. Calculus calculate
the rate of change.*

*Probability
and Statistics are two other important facets of the language of mathematics. *

*Probability
deals with the likelihood of an event. Statistics deals with the structural
analysis of data. The communication in data science is happening using the
language of stats and maths. These are used for pattern analysis from historical
data and making predictions for the future. We are living a world dogged by big
data. In order quickly and better understand the hidden meanings we need to
apply appropriate techniques to simplify the complex set of data. The graphical
presentation makes the analysis and interpretation easy to understand and
communicate. *

**Mathematical Modelling*** being developed using data sets are making the
machines get trained and talk the way we so as human beings. Earlier computer
machines were using the general processing units and it was taking time to
solve a problem. Today computer machines are using graphical processing units
and solving problem on the fly. The language that is empowering the machines to
walk the talk is mathematics and modelling is making the machines learn. The
variables, the functions, the equations and the relations, and the correlations
to regression and classifications are changing the way machine have been
behaving and working. *

*They
are no more kids you can fiddle around anymore. They are big boys and playing
the hard games with the man who have been otherwise dictating terms and they
were merely following the programmed instructions. *

**Machines** are speaking human language using the mathematical notations and modelling. Times have changed. Maths is playing the game at the forefront and the language to command and demand is squarely in the numbers and the variables. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are speaking the language of maths…

**Machines**are speaking human language using the mathematical notations and modelling. Times have changed. Maths is playing the game at the forefront and the language to command and demand is squarely in the numbers and the variables. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are speaking the language of maths…

Nihar R Pradhan

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