Some mathematics as applied physics

Tadashi Tokieda

Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

University of Cambridge and Harvard University

Traditionally, mathematics has been expected to produce unexpected applications to physics. I reverse the approach and apply physics to mathematics. The best book currently on this approach is M. Levi's _The Mathematical Mechanic_, so I will show a variety of examples from outside this book. No serious background in mathematics/physics is necessary (or sufficient).