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dc.contributor.authorDewar, Neil
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-23T00:30:48Z
dc.date.available2022-03-23T00:30:48Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-11
dc.identifier.issn0007-0882
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/335304
dc.description.abstractHow may we characterise the intrinsic structure of physical quantities such as mass, length, or electric charge? This paper shows that group-theoretic methods—specifically, the notion of a free and transitive group action—provide an elegant way of characterising the structure of scalar quantities, and uses this to give an intrinsic treatment of vector quantities. It also gives a general account of how different scalar or vector quantities may be algebraically combined with one another. Finally, it uses this apparatus to give a simple intrinsic treatment of Newtonian gravitation.
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.titleOn Absolute Units
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Philosophy
dc.date.updated2022-03-22T15:33:20Z
prism.number715236
prism.publicationDate2021
prism.publicationNameThe British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.82735
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-05-04
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1086/715236
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dc.contributor.orcidDewar, Neil [0000-0001-6623-4529]
dc.identifier.eissn1464-3537
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2021-05-11
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