nLab
experimental observation

Context

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Contents

Relation to mathematical proof

In (Jaffe-Quinn 93, p. 2) it was claimed that

the role of rigorous proof in mathematics is functionally analogous to the role of experiment in the natural sciences

Responses to that claim may be found here.

References

Discussion relating experiment to mathematical proof includes

Revised on February 10, 2016 08:03:19 by Urs Schreiber (86.187.95.22)