Foundations of Physics

, Volume 41, Issue 11, pp 1667–1676

The Problem of Interpretation of Modern Physics


DOI: 10.1007/s10701-011-9571-2

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Mittelstaedt, P. Found Phys (2011) 41: 1667. doi:10.1007/s10701-011-9571-2


Since the advent of Modern Physics in 1905, we observe an increasing activity of “interpreting” the new theories. We mention here the theories of Special Relativity, General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. However, similar activities for the theories of Classical Physics were not known. We ask for the reasons for the different ways to treat classical physics and modern physics. The answer, that we provide here is very surprising: the different treatments are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the theories of classical physics.


Interpretation Special relativity Quantum mechanics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CologneCologneGermany

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