I'm reading a book on Mathematical Physics and at some point the author says that we must distinguish between a "formulation" and an "interpretation" of a theory, although it's not easy to point what ...
I almost got myself mixed up I a philosophical discussion again. Somebody was talking about the Planck time and length which are, according to him, the minimal possible time and distance, and how ...
There's a common thing that happens in mathematics, which is that all theorems are created equal, but some are more equal than others. Here are two examples of what I mean by that. (1) In Euclid, the ...
I do not want to poison this forum with politics. But I want to understand, precisely, what is meant by the bolded statement. It is made by a physicist who used to work at Harvard regarding the ...
Mathematically speaking, what does it mean to say that a physical quantity is some numerical value with a “dimension” associated with it? When we say that the velocity of light is some constant, c ...
What impact would a device (ie super-computer or relativistic computer or other method) that solves the halting problem have on math? Would there be any mathematical problems left to solve? What ...