Occams razor, Physics

Occam's [or Ockham's] razor (William of Occam [or Ockham]; c. 1340):

The recommendation that the simpler a theory is, the better. If two of the theories predict phenomena to the similar accuracy, then the one that is simpler is the better one. Moreover, added aspects of a theory that do not lend it more powerful predicting ability are needless and must be stripped away.

Posted Date: 3/28/2013 6:29:49 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Occams razor, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Occams razor, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Occams razor Discussions

Write discussion on Occams razor
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions

Fifth Harmonic-Standing Waves on a String There are a variety of patterns that could be generates through vibrations inside a string, slinky, or rope. Every pattern corresponds

blackbody radiation The radiation the radiance at specific frequencies all across the spectrum generated by a blackbody i.e., a perfect radiator (and absorber) of heat. Physic

What should be the length of the dipole antenna for a carrier wave of Frequency 3 X 1O 8 Hz? Define 'electric line of force' and give its two important properties.

One way to keep the contents of a garage from becoming too cold on a night when severe subfreezing temperature is forecast is to put a tub of watering the garage. Assume the mass o

why laser show beat phenomenon while LIGHT do not.

does lights of different wavelengths help us to see different colour

Will we always see a difference in brightness along an optic? Not essentially so. The human imagine system appreciates illuminance grades into a logarithmic fashion and when th


A mass of 6 kg lies on a smooth horizontal table, and is attached by a spring to a fixed point, as shown in the figure below. The spring has a stiffness of  375 N/m. (a). Determ