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Determinism and the Mystery of the Missing Physics

Wilson, Mark (2007) Determinism and the Mystery of the Missing Physics. [Preprint]


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This article surveys the difficulties in establishing determinism for classical physics in the context of several distinct foundational approaches to the discipline. It also explains that such formulations commonly appear in an incomplete condition due to a deeper problem of "missing physics."

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Item Type: Preprint
Wilson, Mark
Keywords: classical mechanics, determinism, point masses, analytical mechanics, continuum mechanics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Depositing User: mark wilson
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3372

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