# Tag Info

2

The concept of inertia is indeed useful in two ways. I think your notion of it as a technical promotion of the everyday word "sloth" (without the baggage given it by the Roman Catholic translation of the "deadly sin" Ἀκηδία) as extremely close to the mark. In physics the notion of "inertia" has two, very alike uses: The first is practical, through a weak ...

1

To my mind, the Big Bang doesn’t refer to a distinct event but to a cosmogonic theory as a whole, that “predicts” ( should we say “retrodicts”?) many different events of the deep past. For example, there is such established term as “Big Bang nucleosynthesis” that describes an epoch several seconds past the Beginning of Time. The Beginning of Time in the ...

1

I think your confusion (like mine) is simply over technical English usage. As you rightly state "vectors look like passive elements on which the group matrices act, and do not contain the structure of the group". To my mind, a representation of a group is a triple $(\mathfrak{G},\,V,\,\rho:\mathfrak{G}\to GL(V))$: the group $\mathfrak{G}$ being ...

1

Now that I have a better understanding of what you're asking, I think a good candidate would be "quantity value", also known as the "value of a quantity", from p. 28 of the International Vocabulary of Metrology, Basic and General Concepts and Associated Terms (VIM) by the Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology, online in pdf form here. I found this linked ...

Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible