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Yeah, as everything has been replace by Mathematical models. Newtonian Mechanics is a good example, just a Mathematical model that is really good at describing most of what we see. Then we have Einstein applying ideas from Riemannian geometry too come up with General relativity, so that sort of Applied Maths.

I read some books by Feynman and he was saying that Physics is just old Maths. Maths got revamped by the greeks as they looked to prove stuff, but Physics couldn't keep up and is stuck with the Babylonian method. So Physics is sort of backwards Mathematics.

See the problem with Maths is that it suffers from a foundation crisis, but then Physics also suffers from foundation crisis in Quantum Mechanics.

If you look at most Theortical Physicist i.e. string theorist you could argue that they are a bunch of pseudo-Mathematician. As String theory cannot be falsefied.

In conclusion, Physics is inferior to Maths.
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in a feynman-esque manner..... sex is applied masturbation
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yeh and chemistry is applied physics
biology is applied chemistry
etc
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I'm pretty sure Maths students are more likely to have sex then Physics students.
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http://xkcd.com/435/
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(Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
yeh and chemistry is applied physics
biology is applied chemistry
etc
Ah the natural hierarchy of science :p:
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well you could look at everything like that, if we start with biology it turns into chemstry which turns into maths which turns into physics which turns into religion
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(Original post by Mr Nonsense)
in a feynman-esque manner..... sex is applied masturbation
:yep: -was going to be my reply
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(Original post by Simplicity)
In conclusion, Physics is inferior to Maths.
Define inferior.





If you didn't work it, it's a trick question.
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Seems like the physicist get to have a taste of simplicities work...
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Pretty much sums it up:

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Come up with a more structured coherent argument and I might just open the thead. From my limited knowledge of physics it sounds as if you've read like a paragraph on each topic and you've come here spouting crap, jumping from topic to topic.
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