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On North's "The Structure of Physics"

Swanson, Noel and Halvorson, Hans (2012) On North's "The Structure of Physics". [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Jill North argues that Hamiltonian mechanics provides the most spare -- and hence most accurate -- account of the structure of a classical world. We point out some difficulties for her argument, and raise some general points about attempts to minimize structural commitments.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: classical mechanics, state space
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
    Depositing User: Hans Halvorson
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2012 09:30
    Last Modified: 07 Sep 2012 09:30
    Item ID: 9314
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9314

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