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A book on reality oriented mathematics and its relation to physics which delves into the increasing mathematization of the physical sciences while they simultaneously move farther and farther from application. It attempts to explain this paradoxical situation in terms of the ancient Greek notion of hubris and contrasts the present physical sciences' world view with that of Sir Issac Newton, whose humility is best known from his assertion that if he has seen farther than others, it is because he has stood on the shoulders of giants. Finally, in a post script, it considers the fact that the 'standard model' has not been completely overthrown even though so many talented and brilliant physicists have long been sure that it is quite incorrect.
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About the Author
The author has received an A.B in 1964, a M.A. in 1966, and a Ph.D. in 1968, all from the University of California at Berkeley and all in mathematics. He is also a member of Phi Betta Kappa. And he has published another book entitled "Foundations of Neo-Spearsian Gravitational Theory with Application to Earthquake Early Warning Systems" in 2011. And he has authored a book on measure theory , the root cause of the first digit problem, and the continuum problem. And he has co-authored (with Dr. Jeremy Dunning-Davies) two volumes on a (minimal) revision of Newton's mechanics to take into account variable inertial mass discovered, for example, by Eric Laithwaite (now in its fifth edition) and the second volume to take into account (Ernst) Machian effects as well as experimentally verified vector (not very faint & supposed Einstein's GRT twisting tensor) gravitational radiation (now in its fourth edition). He is currently retired and resides in Spring Lake, Michigan.