The Model in Physics

  • H. J. Groenewold
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 3)


It must have been in an unthinking moment that I promised to speak about ‘the’ model in physics. For even in physics models of quite different types are used for quite different purposes. Rather than talk about ‘the’ model, I will take a few examples of some types of models in physics.


Quantum Theory Fundamental Theory Representative Model Pictorial Character Explanatory Function 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, The Netherlands 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Groenewold
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  1. 1.University of GroningenNetherlands

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