# Category:Formal sciences

**Formal science** is a branch of science studying formal language disciplines concerned with formal systems, such as logic, mathematics, statistics, theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, information theory, game theory, systems theory, decision theory, and theoretical linguistics.^{[1]} Whereas the natural sciences and social sciences seek to characterize physical systems and social systems, respectively, using empirical methods, the formal sciences are language tools concerned with characterizing abstract structures described by symbolic systems. The formal sciences aid the natural science, social science and actuarial science all through providing information about the structures used to describe the physical and the contemporary world, and what inferences may be made about them.^{[citation needed]}

- ↑ American Mathematical Society. "MSC2010 database".
*mathscinet.ams.org*. Retrieved 17 May 2019.