Asymptotology pp 119-127 | Cite as

Phenomenology and First Principles

  • Igor V. Andrianov
  • Leonid I. Manevitch
  • Michiel Hazewinkel
Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 551)


The development of science, as A. Einstein saw it, is determined both by “external” and “internal” factors. “Constructive theories, from a relatively simple fundamental formalism, attempt to explain the more complex phenomena... Theories of principle, on the other hand, are based on empirically discovered general properties of natural processes, on principles from which mathematically formulated criteria follow and the individual processes or their theoretical models must observe” (Einstein, 2000).


Phenomenological Approach Approximate Theory Internal Logic Asymptotic Approach French Academy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor V. Andrianov
    • 1
  • Leonid I. Manevitch
    • 2
  • Michiel Hazewinkel
    • 3
  1. 1.Pridneprovie State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture (PGASA)DnepropetrovskUkraine
  2. 2.N.N. Semenov Institute for Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.CWI (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science)AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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