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December-2018
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A PAPER ON THEORETICAL VS PRACTICAL PHYSICS

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2349-5162

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" A PAPER ON THEORETICAL VS PRACTICAL PHYSICS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.283-286, December-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812C43.pdf

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ABSTRACT The most famous physicists are all theorists who stayed well grounded in experiment, e.g. Newton, Einstein, Maxwell, Boltzmann, and the founders of QM. The great experimentalists in physical science before quantum physics are today remembered as chemists and engineers; Rutherford is an example of someone who considered himself an experimental physicist and is today mostly remembered as a chemist. Saying "Who ordered the theorist?" is like saying "Who ordered Matter waves?"(De Broglie), "Who ordered anti-matter?" (Dirac), "Who ordered QED?"(Feynman et al), "Who ordered Bose condensates?", "Who ordered W and Z?", etc or more fundamentally "Who ordered calculus?", "Who order probability and statistics?" (gee i dunno, is Gauss more of an experimentalist, or a theorist?). I don't see a need to fight, and I am not saying "who ordered the experimentalist?" but if choosing between extremes I prefer mathematics to the short-sighted empirical method as a way of gaining knowledge, but we should all agree that combining these two into the scientific method has been a great success. Edit: The "Who needs.." article is dishonest because it is written in 2000 and is talking about the J/Psi and prior events, but it is a well known fact that the standard model (a theory) has predicted every observation since the J/Psi in the 1970s. Hopefully the discovery of supersymmetry of even relatively large extra dimensions at the LHC would boost the status of theoretical physics

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" A PAPER ON THEORETICAL VS PRACTICAL PHYSICS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp283-286, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812C43.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1812C43
Registration ID: 194227
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 283-286
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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" A PAPER ON THEORETICAL VS PRACTICAL PHYSICS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp283-286, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812C43.pdf




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