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Inconsistencies in Classical Electrodynamics?

F.A., Muller (2006) Inconsistencies in Classical Electrodynamics? [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    In a recent issue of Philosophy of Science (2004), M. Frisch claims to have proved that classical electro-dynamics is an inconsistent physical theory. We argue that he has applied classical electro-dynamics inconsistently. Frisch also claims that all other classical theories of electro-magnetic phenomena, when consistent and in some sense an approximation of classical electro-dynamics, are haunted by ``serious conceptual problems'' that defy resolution. We argue that this claim is based on a partisan if not misleading presentation of theoretical research in classical electro-dynamics.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: classical electrodynamics, classical physics, inconsistency
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    Depositing User: F.A. Muller
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2006
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 3050
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3050

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