Why Are Laws Mathematical? |
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Dorato (Mauro) |

Source: Dorato (Mauro) - The Software of the Universe: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Laws of Nature, Chapter 2 |

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__Sections__

- The “Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics” in Describing, Explaining and Predicting the Physical World
- The Three Ingredients for “Producing” the Laws of Physics
- The algorithmic structure, given by the formula (or differential equation) which represents the law properly speaking;
- The initial or boundary conditions, or the initial numeric data to which we apply the law;
- The constant quantities left unchanged by the application of the algorithm, or the constants of nature.

- The Algorithmic View of Laws as a First Attempt to Explain Why the Laws of Physics Are Mathematical
- The Reducibility of the Laws of Coexistence to the Laws of Succession
- An Explicative Hypothesis on the Applicability of Mathematics

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