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Mathematical Idea and Cinematic Image

The objective of this paper is to identify two important hurdles in the path of establishing links between art and mathematics. These problems arise from the difficult relationship art and mathematics have with technology and the discourse of social sciences. Hence we take cinema, the art form of the age of technology, as the focus of our enquiry. By rethinking the relationship cinema and mathematics have with digital technology, we can begin to offer a meeting point for both art and mathematics.

Role of Mathematics in Biology

Unlike physical objects, which can be accounted for as the necessary consequences of the operation of natural laws, living matter is the product of an essentially ad hoc process known as evolution. There is a fundamental difference between an explanation based on physics, chemistry and systemwide regulation and an evolutionary explanation. What makes living matter special is a history of change. Variation - rather than fixity - is of the essence. It is because of this that biology is unlikely eventually to have a mathematical structure all its own, say in the manner of theoretical physics.
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