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oct 29 lecture - ExamPrimer LawsofNature...

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Exam Primer Laws of Nature A batch of statements, select half of them, and talk about them one by one telling whether or  not they're laws of nature and why. Is it a mere correlation? Does it explain its instances? Why does it matter? Empirical Content Analyze the notion in terms of statements, terms, and theories. Karl Popper's paper. Statements Terms Concepts Karl Popper Plausible Modifiabilty PV=kT is not quite accurate. (P+[a/V 2 ])(V-b)=kT is the accurate formula, so far as we know  now. This departure from the predictions of the theory can be accounted for by plausibly modifying  the theory while still maintaining the Newtonian Framework, unlike the dragon in the garage  where each succeeding modification was ad hoc. In other reasons, there are independent  reasons for modifying your theory. We keep the same background (Newtonian physics). Perhaps the gas molecules aren't non-
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