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28/11/2012 08:32:01 »
is Equation necessary in theory?Can theory work without equation?Because i have made an theory which dosent have equation can theory work by logic n nt by equation
Neilep Level Member
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14/12/2012 16:25:54 »
I think at best you have a hypothesis or an idea - possibly just a new way of observing nature. Nowadays theories require testability, predictive power, and falsifiability. There is no dogmatic scientific method (outside history of science classes) - but you have to be able to put numbers and predictions on things.
The thing with equations is that they are readily checkable - for instance if you give me an equation in physics I can perform a dimensional analysis, and within 5 minutes I might be able to claim it is nonsense. But with a text based theory so much is dependent on interpretation, context, subjective notions, and personal preferences. In many years on science fora I would aver that the main problem with theories based on logic is not the progression of the formalism; it is in the axiomata. "if we take A and B to be true..." -"hmm! I don't take either A or B to be true..."
Try it on the New Theories board - but keep the explanation sharp and to the point.
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