What is the relation between Maths and Geography? (in paragraph form)

Asked by T S | 22nd Dec, 2013, 08:43: PM

Expert Answer:

Geography requires mathematical calculations to find the distance of places,gradient of hills,areas,and heights of places.Places' location are also given in terms of degrees and through calculations the layout of areas can be predicted.
 
Mathematics helps to calculate time to get from a city to another.
 
The divisions or portions of geography that need a mathematical background are:
(a.) Form and Shape of the Earth
 
(b.) Movements of the Earth and its immediate gravitational and electromagnetic relations.
 
(c.) Elements of longitude and variables of time determination.
 
(d.) Cartography and Map interpretation(To find the minimum number of colours for the states of a country so that they dont coincide with the same boundaries)
 
(e.) Climatology
 
(f.) Physiography.
 
Mathematical modelling helps in simulation of earth quakes, volcano eruption, tsunami, etc, so that we can predict the causes of these disasters and prevent us.

Answered by Vimala Ramamurthy | 23rd Dec, 2013, 09:16: AM

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