M. MARNEY and P.F. SCHMIDT write: "… EINSTEIN succeeded in formulating the fundamental equations of an analytical mechanics in which the previously intractable distinction between gravitational and electromagnetic forces no longer figured. In this novel conceptual format, the distinct categories of space, time, matter and energy were withdrawn and replaced by multiple components of a single formal entity: a unitary field characterized by a metrical geometry of the Riemannian type" (1976, p.189).
This is the reason why, in this dictionary, these four basic conceptual categories are co-defined in a tautological way.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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