An excellent article. The problems you describe with academic understanding are not limited to physics.
Not so long ago I proved the foundations of calculus are flawed and presented my New Calculus to the world.
The New Calculus is the first rigorous formulation in history.
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posted by John Gabriel
March 15, 2012
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