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    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010

    mathematical physics with a slight distinction from physical mathematics which points to the same entry. The relation to theoretical physics has been discussed, but I am not sure yet if we should have theoretical physics as a separate entry so I do not put is as another redirect.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010

    Thanks, that’s a nice entry. Good that you are taking care of this.

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    • CommentAuthorIan_Durham
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2010

    (Still lurking a bit.)

    Actually, that’s an excellent entry. So good, in fact, I plan to use it in my classes.

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    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2010

    Thanks.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2017

    Igor Khavkine kindly pointed me to the text

    Modern Mathematical Physics: what it should be? (arXiv:math-ph/0002018)

    by Faddeev (who passed away this weekend). I have used some quotes from this text to accompany those we already had at mathematical physics.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2017
    • (edited Dec 23rd 2017)

    added pointer to Dirac 78, and recorded the famous lines it has:

    One should keep the need for a sound mathematical basis dominating one’s search for a new theory. Any physical or philosophical ideas that one has must be adjusted to fit the mathematics. Not the way round.

    Too many physicists are inclined to start from some preconceived physical ideas and then to try to develop them and find a mathematical scheme that incorporates them. Such a line of attack is unlikely to lead to success. One runs into difficulties and finds no reasonable way out of them. One ought then to realize that one’s whole line of approach is wrong and to seek a new starting point with a sound mathematical basis.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2017
    • (edited Dec 23rd 2017)

    also added pointer to Geroch 85 and Matolcsi 86

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2021

    Added the reference

    • Piotr Sułkowski, Quantum fields, strings, and physical mathematics, (arXiv:2104.03350)

    diff, v22, current

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2021

    added pointer to:

    diff, v24, current

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2021

    added pointer to:

    (only had listed part II, previously)

    diff, v24, current

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2021

    added pointer to:

    diff, v24, current

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