X-Message-Number: 14258 From: "John Clark" <> Subject: Identity Of Indiscernibles Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 16:31:27 -0400 In #14250 Yvan Bozzonetti Wrote: >Schrodinger's formalism is the classical Jacobi formalism with the >Planck's constant of action added. It is very tricky and nearly nobody >use it today! Everybody exploit one of the many variant of Hamilton >representation. It's certainly true that restating Schrodinger's equation using Hamilton's principle of least action (kinetic energy minus potential energy) has proven to be enormously useful, but It's done for our benefit not nature's because it's still saying exactly the same thing, it's just saying it in a different language. Nature doesn't care what form our equations are in if they all produce the same result. It's about as much concern to a electron as switching from linear to spherical coordinates. >from here I stop any answer on that subject Oh, I see. I was going to ask if you knew how on earth Hamiltonian theory or any other formalism could possibly eliminate the wave-particle duality of nature. I was also going to ask if you knew what magic could produce a Bose-Einstein condensate if atoms actually have individuality. But no need to bother because you just answered both questions with your silence. John K Clark Rate This Message: http://www.cryonet.org/cgi-bin/rate.cgi?msg=14258