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Evolution Nodes in Newtonian Supertasks

Medina, Luis Carlos (2009) Evolution Nodes in Newtonian Supertasks. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 24 (2). pp. 229-247. ISSN 2171-679X

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The present article provides an analysis of the instants of a system that performs a Newtonian supertask. For each instant it studied the possibility of the system having, from the instant in question, more than one possible course of evolution; i.e. the possibility of it being an evolution node. This analysis shows that some supertasks presented as deterministic in Pérez Laraudogoitia (2007) are in fact indeterministic and specifies the difficulties ahead in showing the radical indeterminism suggested by Atkinson & Johnson (2009).

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Medina, Luis
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: critical instant, evolution node, failure of energy conservation, indeterminism, Newtonian Mechanics, supertasks
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Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 00:03
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2014 00:03
Item ID: 10374
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
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Date: May 2009
Page Range: pp. 229-247
Volume: 24
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X

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