The Mathematical Content of High School Chemistry

Sister Mary Pierre Delaney, Fordham University


The practical value of mathematics is very great. It is indeed no exaggeration to assert that our whole modern civilization owes its peculiar stamp, indirectly, to mathematics. Modern thought, and modern life, owe their character to the great progress of the exact sciences, and to the wonderful development of the technical arts. These two, in turn, are closely connected with, and based upon, mathematics. A science becomes exact, when it advances from the formation of mere qualitative relations to quantative laws, and thereby becomes accessible to mathematical investigations. Hence, Kant said, "A science is exact, only in so far as it employs mathematics."

Subject Area

Higher education|Education|Mathematics education

Recommended Citation

Delaney, Sister Mary Pierre, "The Mathematical Content of High School Chemistry" (1928). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557759.