Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Born , Max (1989-06-01), Atomic physics, Dover Pubns, Retrieved on 2012-01-24
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    24 JAN 2012

     The Limits of Language

    The ultimate origin of the difficulty lies in the fact (or philosophical principle) that we are compelled to use the words of common language when we wish to describe a phenomenon, not by logical or mathematical analysis, but by a picture appealing to the imagination. Common language has grown by everyday experience and can never surpass these limits. Classical physics has restricted itself to the use of concepts of this kind; by analysing visible motions it has developed two ways of represen...
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    Language grows out of experience, but we have not experienced the alien phenomena of much of physics.