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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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    Abstract

    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
    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 11:15
    Item ID: 3372
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3372

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