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Coordinates, Structure, and Classical Mechanics: A review of Jill North's Physics, Structure, and Reality

Barrett, Thomas William (2022) Coordinates, Structure, and Classical Mechanics: A review of Jill North's Physics, Structure, and Reality. [Preprint]

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This is an essay review of Jill North's book Physics, Structure, and Reality. I focus on just two of the main topics of the book. The first is North's idea that we can use coordinates as a window into the structure that a theory posits. The second is North's argument for the inequivalence of Lagrangian and Newtonian mechanics.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Barrett, Thomas Williamthomaswbarrett@ucsb.edu
Keywords: structure, coordinates, classical mechanics, equivalence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Thomas Barrett
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2022 03:44
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2022 03:44
Item ID: 20366
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: March 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20366

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