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dc.contributor.authorBen-Yami, Hanoch
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-06T13:37:11Z
dc.date.available2024-05-06T13:37:11Z
dc.date.issued2023en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.48550/arXiv.2005.05121
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/14279
dc.description.abstractI explain in what sense the structure of space and time is probably vague or indefinite, a notion I define. This leads to the mathematical representation of location in space and time by a vague interval. From this, a principle of complementary inaccuracy between spatial location and velocity is derived, and its relation to the Uncertainty Principle discussed. In addition, even if the laws of nature are deterministic, the behaviour of systems will be random to some degree. These and other considerations draw classical physics closer to Quantum Mechanics. An arrow of entropy is also derived, given an arrow of time. Lastly, chaos is given an additional, objective meaning.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherarXiv
dc.subjectIndefinite sequences
dc.subjectVagueness
dc.subjectSpacetime structure
dc.subjectUncertainty principle
dc.subjectIndeterminacy
dc.subjectArrow of time
dc.subjectChaos
dc.titleThe Structure of Space and Time, and the Indeterminacy of Classical Physicsen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.spage1
dc.source.epage11
dc.description.versionSubmitted manuscript
refterms.dateFOA2024-05-06T13:37:12Z
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of Philosophy


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