What If Light Doesn't Exist?

The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2022)
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This is the BJPS Short Read version of the article When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom. In our article, Vera Hartenstein and I show that the world of classical electromagnetism might differ radically from the one we see in physics textbooks and experience day-to-day. First, light may not exist; second, the laws of electromagnetism are either incomplete or completely different; and, third, the mathematics needed to make exact calculations with these novel laws is in early development and not part of the general mathematics curriculum at colleges and universities.

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Mario Hubert
American University in Cairo


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