# Mathematical physics

## Application of mathematical methods to problems in physics / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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**Mathematical physics** refers to the development of mathematical methods for application to problems in physics. The *Journal of Mathematical Physics* defines the field as "the application of mathematics to problems in physics and the development of mathematical methods suitable for such applications and for the formulation of physical theories".[1] An alternative definition would also include those mathematics that are inspired by physics (also known as physical mathematics).[2]