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# What is mathematical geography?

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### What is the relationship of geography to other scientific disciplines?

Geography is dependent of other fields for data. Soil relates to
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### The role of mathematics in geography?

Mathematics and Geography can be linked each other in terms of
locating the axis of certain geographical places. Geography makes
use of various mathematical concepts such as trigonometry, theories
related to vectors, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates etc to facilitate
in obtaining useful information and for the further analysis of
data. The knowledge of mathematics allow the geographers to study
the surface of earth, its mass, analysis of population, analysis of
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### How geography relate with mathematics?

A number of ways in which mathematics is used in geography are
mentioned. Plane Euclidean geometry is used in surveying small
areas in the field, while spherical geometry and trigonometry are
required in the construction of map projections, both traditional
elements of mathematical geography. In the newer applications of
mathematics to geography, topology is being used increasingly in
the spatial analysis of networks. Graph theory provides indices to
describe various types of network, such as drainage patterns.
Differential equations are needed to study dynamic processes in
geomorphology. Statistical techniques, such as trend surface
analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis and multiple
discriminant analysis, can be applied to the description and
analysis of the data of regional geography. Mathematical models are
used in various forms to simplify the problems in geography.
Examples of analogue models, such as the gravity model, are
mentioned. Simulation models and Markov chain stochastic models are
of value in studying certain geographical processes. Game theory is
mentioned briefly. In the final section planning and prediction are
very briefly referred to. In the former linear programming is a
useful method, and in the latter trend fitting and extrapolation
are applicable. Geography has gained a great deal in quantitative
value and precision in adopting mathematical techniques.

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