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Experiments and Thought Experiments in Natural Science

  • David Atkinson
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Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 237)

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String Theory Large Hadron Collider Gravitational Field Thought Experiment Terminal Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Atkinson
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  1. 1.University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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