For example, Newtonian mechanics is acceptable for cases where the following conditions hold: the velocity is much smaller than the speed of light, the classical limit of quantum mechanics holds, and the force can be calculated in terms of position, time and velocity.
What does NM stand for?
NM stands for Newtonian Mechanics
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It assumes only that students have taken multivariate calculus, some intermediate Newtonian mechanics beyond a standard treatment of mechanics, and electricity and magnetism at the introductory level.
Bohr predicted that quantum mechanical descriptions of the physical world would, for systems of sufficient size, match the classical descriptions provided by Newtonian mechanics," said lead researcher Barry Dunning, Rice's Sam and Helen Worden Professor of Physics and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Metaphysicians and philosophers of science have devoted many a paper to the seemingly irreconcilable discontinuity between the classical and the quantum worlds, between Newtonian mechanics and quantum mechanics.
The principles of Newtonian mechanics are overall simple in their form, but sometimes difficult to apply.
Psi is certainly incompatible with the old scientific worldview, based on Newtonian mechanics and behaviorist psychology.
So, as Flyvbjerg rightly points out, most sciences are not deductively rigorous, like Newtonian mechanics.
They may have gotten better at Newtonian mechanics and mathematics, as Brett Steele has shown (again uncited by Alder), but this hardly qualifies them as minor philosophes or their followers.