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Confirmation via Analogue Simulation: What Dumb Holes Can Tell us About Gravity

Dardashti, Radin and Thebault, Karim P Y and Winsberg, Eric (2014) Confirmation via Analogue Simulation: What Dumb Holes Can Tell us About Gravity. [Preprint]

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In this paper we argue for a novel form of confirmation via analogue simulation. This notion is distinct from the modes of analogical reasoning detailed in the literature, and draws inspiration from fluid dynamical `dumb hole' analogues to gravitational black holes. For that case, which is considered in detail, we defend the claim that the phenomena of gravitational Hawking radiation can be confirmed via experiments conducted on the analogue model. A prospectus is given for further potential cases of analogue simulation in contemporary science.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Dardashti, RadinRadin.Dardashti@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Thebault, Karim P Ykarim.thebault@gmail.com
Winsberg, Ericeric.winsberg@gmail.com
Keywords: Gravity, Black Holes, Hawking Radiation, Simulation, Analog Simulation, Dumb Holes
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr Eric Winsberg
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 15:23
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2014 16:58
Item ID: 10929
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 6 August 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10929

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