Today’s challenges faced by science are so complex that can be solved only through the help of mathematics. All the approaches to science i.e. observation, theory and modeling are needed to understand complex phenomenon and each approach requires the mathematical science to seek solution. Scientific theory is always expressed in mathematical language. Mathematics and science have a long and close relationship that is of crucial and growing importance to understand role of Mathematics in physical science. Mathematics is an intrinsic component of science, part of its fabric, its universal language and indispensable source of intellectual tools. According to Galileo,” Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.”
Mathematics is used for the purpose of better understanding of physical process “Science is full of dead ends, theories that come to nothing but a mathematical proof is always valid. Mathematics has a great variety of applications in physical science. Isaac Newton, who developed and applied the calculus to study of dynamics and whose universal law of gravitational explained everything from the fall of an apple to the orbits of planets. In this paper we emphasize the importance of Euclidean vector, partial differential equation and Fourier series in physical science.
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Rekha Devi. Role of Mathematics in Physical Science. Int. J. Tech. 2016; 6(2): 103-106. doi: 10.5958/2231-3915.2016.00016.X