Physics - An Unjustified Assumption?

Physics - An Unjustified Assumption?

When you describe a system using differential equations (or partial differential equations) with respect to space and time you're making the assumption that space-time is continuous (i.e. infinitely divisible). That's a massive assumption, and if it's wrong you could be missing a lot of physics.

Many theories make this assumption, for example Einstein's General Relativity.

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