PhilSci Archive

What If Light Doesn’t Exist?

Hubert, Mario (2022) What If Light Doesn’t Exist? The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. ISSN 1464-3537

[img]
Preview
Text
BJPS Short Read - When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom - Hartenstein and Hubert .pdf

Download (74kB) | Preview

Abstract

This is the BJPS Short Read version of the article When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom. In our article, Vera Hartenstein and I show that the world of classical electromagnetism might differ radically from the one we see in physics textbooks and experience day-to-day. First, light may not exist; second, the laws of electromagnetism are either incomplete or completely different; and, third, the mathematics needed to make exact calculations with these novel laws is in early development and not part of the general mathematics curriculum at colleges and universities.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Hubert, Mariomario.hubert@aucegypt.edu0000-0002-1170-6020
Keywords: electromagnetism, laws of nature, action at a distance
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Depositing User: Dr. Mario Hubert
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2022 14:29
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2022 14:29
Item ID: 21232
Journal or Publication Title: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Official URL: https://www.thebsps.org/short-reads/initial-value-...
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Date: 2022
ISSN: 1464-3537
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21232

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item