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Old 07-31-2007   #1
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Is theoretical physics a science that is locally isomorphic to mathematics?
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Old 07-31-2007   #2
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Ha! Nice question. Philosophically one could argue yes, but mathematically no, as the theoretical body of physics is not a closed set, i.e. there is no one-to-one mapping of mathematics to the physical world. Also check out Kurt Godel's incompleteness theorem.
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