Thought Experiment: Thought Experiment, Experiment, Schrödinger's Cat, Quantum Indeterminacy, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Bell's Spaceship Paradox, Brownian Ratchet, Bucket Argument

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Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
Betascript Publishing, Jun 2, 2010 - Science - 104 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A thought experiment, sometimes called a gedankenexperiment in German, is a proposal for an experiment that would test or illuminate a hypothesis or theory. Given the structure of the proposed experiment, it may or may not be possible to actually perform the experiment and, in the case that it is possible for the experiment to be performed, there may be no intention of any kind to actually perform the experiment in question. The common goal of a thought experiment is to explore the potential consequences of the principle in question.

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