Philosophical and Methodological Problems of the Principle of Least Action.

Dissertation, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (2013)
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Abstract

Twenty extremal principles of the natural sciences are reformulated to the general ontological scheme. The hypothesis is substantiated that the unique role of the principle of least action is based on its probabilistic interpretation. It is shown how most of the variational principles can be reduced to the principle of maximal probability, which is based on a realistic interpretation of Feynman’s path integral method.

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Vladislav Terekhovich
National Research University Higher School of Economics

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