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Continuum Beyond Mechanics

  • Len Pismen
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Abstract

Isn’t it strange that humans, used to counting things and striking balances for millennia, came to the law of conservation of mass so late? The law of conservation of money is ancient (and became doubtful only when money became electronic), and even the alchemists aspired to transmute base metals into gold rather than to procure it ex nihilo as bitcoins are now mined.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Len Pismen
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringTechnion Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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