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Why is Mathematics considered to be a "Language" and why do many mathematicians consider their work to be an "Art" form? Show the common and different characteristics of mathematics and language, mathematics and art.

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Why is Mathematics considered to be a "Language" and why do many mathematicians consider their work to be an "Art" form? Show the common and different characteristics of mathematics and language, mathematics and art. Throughout history human kind has developed language. The need of communication and understanding of each other has pushed the ancient human that he built up language. But because there were different settlements of them there were different languages developed all over the world but with the same aim. Now days we tend to expand our knowledge by trying to learn different languages. Some of which we consider as languages but some we call sciences, for example mathematics, which is considered as the language of numbers and shapes. If judging by the explanations taken from Longman dictionary these to things seem to be quite different. As the Longman Dictionary states language is a system of communication by written or spoken words, which is used by the people of a particular country or area. The examples include Japanese, Italian and many other languages spoken all over the world. ...read more.

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As the Longman dictionary explanation states we use language to communicate between ourselves. But different people dealing with mathematics also use mathematics to communicate between themselves. They express their ideas and thoughts about different ideas dealing with math. As well there have been invented different jokes dealing with this science which other people normally would not understand. For example - Guy gets on a bus and starts threatening everybody: "I'll integrate you! I'll differentiate you!!!" So everybody gets scared and runs away. Only one person stays. The guy comes up to him and says: "Aren't you scared, I'll integrate you, I'll differentiate you!!!" And the other guy says; "No, I am not scared, I am e^x." For a person who does not know anything about integration and differentiation this joke can be probably dull and meaningless. On the other hand this joke can be amusing if you are acquainted with differentiation and integration. In addition to these similar features there is also another one. Both language and mathematics are group into several subgroups. ...read more.

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But the same question can be asked about language and art. Is language by itself a form of an art? Letters an art? I would like to say no. But communication is. It is not so easy to make a friend if do not now how to talk not hurting anyone. Actually it is pretty impossible to no to hurt anyone by the way you talk. But can the same questions be asked about mathematics as a way of communication? If you would ask these questions to a mathematician it is cleat that for him mathematics is a form of art and also a language, which can even help him to express his emotions, though not clearly for others. But for an artist it will seem that there is only a weak connection between these two areas of knowledge. But there are always exceptions. It is hard to draw the borderline. Are the arguments for stronger than the arguments against? We cannot ask to official acknowledge mathematics as a language. We have to think for ourselves whether it is art and language for us or it is not. ...read more.

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