# Microscopic Laws vs. Macroscopic Laws: Perspectives from Kinetic Theory and Hydrodynamics

@article{Verma2019MicroscopicLV, title={Microscopic Laws vs. Macroscopic Laws: Perspectives from Kinetic Theory and Hydrodynamics}, author={Mahendra Kumar Verma}, journal={Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering}, year={2019}, pages={1-6} }

Reductionism is a prevalent viewpoint in science according to which all physical phenomena can be understood from fundamental laws of physics. Anderson (Science 177:393 1972), Laughlin and Pines (PNAS 97:28 2000), and others have countered this viewpoint and argued in favour of hierarchical structure of the universe and laws. In this paper, we advance the latter perspective by showing that some of the complex flow properties—Kolmogorov’s theory of turbulence, turbulence dissipation and…

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