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Natural discrete differential calculus in physics

ROVELLI, Carlo (2019) Natural discrete differential calculus in physics. [Preprint]

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We sharpen a recent observation by Tim Maudlin: differential calculus is a natural language for physics only if additional structure, like the definition of a Hodge dual or a metric, is given; but the discrete version of this calculus provides this additional structure for free.


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ROVELLI, Carlorovelli@cpt.univ-mrs.fr0000-0003-1724-9737
Keywords: Discreteness, Field theory, Structure of Space, Quantum Gravity.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Depositing User: Carlo ROVELLI
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2019 14:03
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2019 14:03
Item ID: 15726
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Date: 8 February 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15726

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