Relation of Mathematics to Physics

  • 1964 ----- b & w ----- 55 min ----- 16mm/vhs//
  • (Character of Physical Law, The series, Part 2) The roles of mathematics as a language for developing physical thought are elucidated by again using gravitation as an example. The importance of studying a physical phenomenon from various viewpoints is underscored by treating gravitation according to three different formalisms: action at a distance, the field concept and a minimum principle. (vhs Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Physics)