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Roger J. Anderton
Metaphysical Approach to Atomic Physics: What They Miss out at University Physics

Date: 2013-03-09 Time: 07:00 - 09:00 US/Pacific (7 years 6 months ago)
America/Los Angeles: 2013-03-09 07:00 (DST)
America/New York: 2013-03-09 10:00 (DST)
America/Sao Paulo: 2013-03-09 11:00
Europe/London: 2013-03-09 14:00
Asia/Colombo: 2013-03-09 19:30
Australia/Sydney: 2013-03-10 01:00 (DST)

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Boscovich is the Father of Modern Atomic Physics. Underlying the physics taught at University there is a metaphysics based on the idea of point-particles that is omitted. This I propose has led to all sorts of confusions and misunderstandings by those engaged in physics. Modern Physics had a traumatic beginning when Galileo went up against the Inquisition. This created all sorts of problems. From Newtonian physics was proposed a theory based on point-particles, this theory was taken up by Father Boscovich and developed into a complete theory. Between Newton and the beginnings of 20th Century atomic physics was not put to much in the way of empirical testing. The great discoveries in atomic physics came in the 20th Century. But before 20th Century atomic physics, the metaphysical approach was used to construct the theoretical description it is this theoretical description developed from metaphysics that is omitted from most University physics and it leads to students having an incomplete understanding of the development of physics ideas. Talk based on recent translation of book dealing with Boscovich's theory which states Poincare's theory is Boscovich's theory hence links to modern relativity.