Relations of Quantum to Classical Physics

  • Ralph Schiller
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in the Foundations Methodology and Philosophy of Science book series (FOUNDATION, volume 1)


If, as Einstein believed, nature were not possessed of malice, then surely she would have created matter otherwise. For it is either malice or capricious ambivalence on her part which has brought us to our present state where we can say with great authority that matter is not this or that, and yet not utter a single unqualified phrase as to what it might be.


Quantum Theory Wave Phenomenon Classical Physic Point Particle Idealize Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Schiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA

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