Universe: An International Multidisciplinary Open Access Journal
ExcerptThere is an unescapable connection between mathematics and the Universe [1–4]. It has been so since the dawn of the rationalist view of approaching to the natural world superseding the mythological eras when its various aspects were nothing but manifestations of this or that godhead. This thread never got broken up over the centuries, surviving to vast and profound changes in the nature of mathematics itself and our concept of Universe, and in the relation of mathematics with the natural world as well. At the times of the Pythagoreans, the Universe was essentially a mathematical construct in the sense that the integer numbers were thought as building blocks of the natural world whose constituents could be put in numerical relationships in terms of ratios of integer numbers. The Pythagoreans were serious with mathematics; when they discovered that the square root of 2 could not be expressed as a rational number, they decided not to divulge such a terrifying discovery, and a strict secret was posed on it. Later, at the time of Ptolemy, the Universe was essentially limited to a part of our Solar System. [...] View Full-Text
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Iorio, L. Universe: An International Multidisciplinary Open Access Journal. Universe 2015, 1, 1-5.
Iorio L. Universe: An International Multidisciplinary Open Access Journal. Universe. 2015; 1(1):1-5.Chicago/Turabian Style
Iorio, Lorenzo. 2015. "Universe: An International Multidisciplinary Open Access Journal." Universe 1, no. 1: 1-5.