[FOM] Question about theoretical physics
Nick Nielsen
john.n.nielsen at gmail.com
Sun Jun 30 22:27:16 EDT 2013
On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 5:12 AM, Steve Stevenson <steve at clemson.edu> wrote:
> A philosopher of science suggested to me that the best discussion of
> the role of mathematics in physics is Feynman's "The Character of
> Physical Law". The first two chapters are great if I recall correctly.
> The text is available from several online sources.
Feynman's book gives a good intuitive exposition of symmetry as it is
understood in the physical sciences, but it doesn't give any sense of
how the formalisms of physics coincide (or fail to coincide) with the
formalisms of mathematics.
Nick
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