Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Feynman, Richard (1985), QED: The Strange Theory Of Light And Matter, Universities Press, Retrieved on 2012-05-16
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    16 MAY 2012

     Physics Reduced to Probability

    Philosophers have said that if the same circumstances don't always produce the same results, predictions are impossible and science will collapse. Here is a circumstance—identical photons are always coming down in the same direction to the piece of glass—that produces different results. We cannot predict whether a given photon will arrive at A or B. All we can predict is that out of 100 photons that come down, an average of 4 will be reflected by the front surface. Does this mean that phy...
    Folksonomies: complexity probability
    Folksonomies: complexity probability
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    Feynman explains that probabilities are the best we can hope for in complex systems.