Interpreting Physics: Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide

Interpreting Physics: Language and the Classical/Quantum Divide by Edward MacKinnon
English | 2011 | ISBN: 9400723687 | 281 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB

This book is the first to offer a systematic account of the role of language in the development and interpretation of physics. An historical-conceptual analysis of the co-evolution of mathematical and physical concepts leads to the classical/quatum interface. Bohrian orthodoxy stresses the indispensability of classical concepts and the functional role of mathematics.