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The physicist's role in physical laws

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Abstract

The physicist not only observes phenomena, but he also has an active role in the formulation of some laws. For instance, laws involving irreversibility refer explicitly to what can or cannot be done by physicists. As the abilities of the latter may vary, we obtain sequences of laws, the convergence of which is discussed.

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Peres, A. The physicist's role in physical laws. Found Phys 10, 631–634 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00715043

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