## Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi.", Volume 72N. Zanichelli, 1979 - Nuclear physics |

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Physical truth and

thought to be the most exact of natural sciences, and to be perfectly reliable in a

great number of applications. Nevertheless, many people have rather strange

ideas ...

Physical truth and

**physical theories**. 3'1. Truth in physics. - Physics is widelythought to be the most exact of natural sciences, and to be perfectly reliable in a

great number of applications. Nevertheless, many people have rather strange

ideas ...

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does not rule out the possibility that the logic of a

classical logic CL. ... In the framework of our « empirical model theory », we can

describe some formal relations between theories, which seem to be characteristic

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does not rule out the possibility that the logic of a

**physical theory**T be theclassical logic CL. ... In the framework of our « empirical model theory », we can

describe some formal relations between theories, which seem to be characteristic

of ...

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adequate formal tool for the analysis of the interconnections between concrete

considered weaker than a theory Tt, when the domain of validity of T, is included

in the ...

adequate formal tool for the analysis of the interconnections between concrete

**physical theories**. From an intuitive point of view, a**physical theory**T, isconsidered weaker than a theory Tt, when the domain of validity of T, is included

in the ...

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### Contents

E Amaldi Radioactivity a pragmatic pillar of probabilistic | 1 |

Statistical fluctuations | 10 |

Final remarks | 21 |

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