# A Logico-Linguistic Inquiry into the Foundations of Physics: Part 1

@article{Majhi2021ALI, title={A Logico-Linguistic Inquiry into the Foundations of Physics: Part 1}, author={Abhishek Majhi}, journal={Axiomathes}, year={2021} }

Physical dimensions like “mass”, “length”, “charge”, represented by the symbols [M ], [L], [Q], are not numbers, but used as numbers to perform dimensional analysis in particular, and to write the equations of physics in general, by the physicist. The law of excluded middle falls short of explaining the contradictory meanings of the same symbols. The statements like “m → 0”, “r → 0”, “q → 0”, used by the physicist, are inconsistent on dimensional grounds because “m”, “r”, “q” represent…

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