Mathematics is a subject that is very intimidating in nature but is an inextricable part of our life. It finds applications universally into art, space, architecture, construction, design, pure science etc. Keeping in mind the importance of the application of science of Mathematics in human life, HRD minister, M M Pallam Raju, has released a riveting book, "What is Mathematics?", which is focused on the applicability of the subject. The book is compiled by Dr Balakrishna Shetty, and has been published by the National Book Trust (NBT), India.
At the time of the book release function, there was also presented Dinesh Singh, the vice-chancellor of Delhi University, who stated that education should be able to delve within to find out what resonates inside us, and then reveal it to the outside world. He further added that everything in this world is related to mathematics such as the genetic code, physical law and even the planet that revolves around the Sun following a defined mathematical law.
Director of NCERT, Praveen Sinclair stated that this book will help as an alternative source to teach mathematics in an effective way.
This one-of-its-kind book introduces Mathematics as the study of logical structure of patterns and focuses on the subject’s different aspects like deduction, representation and transformation. Written in a lucid style, this book is an attempt to explain people about the complexities of Mathematics. The best part of this book is that it not only explains various mathematical concepts but also the history and contribution of India in field of Mathematics.
Author of the book Dr Balakrishna Shetty has been a keen scholar of Mathematics who studied the subject at Presidency College, Kolkata and IIT. He had also been worked in Indian missions in Geneva, Dhaka, Moscow, Singapore and Paris and also served as an Ambassador of India in nine countries, including Senegal, Bahrain and Sweden.