3. Basis of Modern Physics
- 3. The Basis of Modern Physics
Lancelot Whyte tells us that the basis of Modern Physics is Boscovich's theory and further that not many people are aware of that:
"One example of special relevance is R. J. Boscovich's Theoria Philosophiae Naturalis, redacta ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium (Vienna, 1758. * The mathematics in this work was trivial relatively to the novelty of the ideas, and no new measurements were predicted. Yet its influence on the history of physical ideas was profound. Boscovich's 'Theory' was the formulation of a programme for atomic physics which is still being carried out, though some are unaware of this. )."
And the reasons why not many people are aware of Boscovich, is because of the reasons given in Article 2:--- Researchers were discouraged from looking at the Unified Field Theory in the mid- 20th century!
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