Theoretical physics is the first science to be expressed mathematically: the results of experiments should be predicted or interpreted by mathematical formulae. Mathematical logic, theoretical chemistry and theoretical biology arrived much later. Physics had been understood mathematically in Greece more than 2000 years earlier, for example the law of buoyancy announced by Archimedes — lacking The New York Times — with Eureka! Theoretical Physics first really came into flower, however, with Kepler’s laws and their explanation by Newton’s laws of gravitation and motion. We also shall start from that point.
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