International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2 (1979), Issue 1, Pages 127-141

Principle of objectivity and classical physics

M. Dutta1,2 and U. Basu3

1Satyendranath Bose Institute of Physical Sciences, Calcutta University, India
2Centre of Advanced Study in Applied Mathematics, Calcutta University, India
3Department of Applied Mathematics, Calcutta University, India

Received 1 September 1978

Copyright © 1979 M. Dutta and U. Basu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In literature, it is generally asserted that the “principle of objectivity” is valid for constitutive equations but not valid for general field equations. In this paper, the principle of objectivity is formulated clearly to emphasize the correct significance, and necessity of the principle and to discuss its validity in physical theories. A discussion is made to show how successfully the principle of objectivity is also applicable to non-relativistic classical physics.