3 Exercise: Evaluating an Article

Would you use the following article for a paper or assignment on Newtonian physics?

Article: Are Newtonian Gravitation and Geometrized Newtonian Gravitation Theoretically Equivalent?

Webpage (log in to view article): https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-015-9783-5

Open Access version: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1411.5757.pdf

Instructions:
  • Take a look at the article and decide whether it is appropriate for a physics student
  • Look at the highlighted details below for tips on what to look for

 


Conclusion

This article is not appropriate for a physics assignment

  • The author is a professor at a prestigious university, but they are a professor of Philosophy not Physics
  • The journal is a well-regarded journal, but it is for Scientific Philosophy not Physics
  • The article is not relevant to a physics course, thought it may be an otherwise great article

Tips

When evaluating material it is most important to evaluate its quality and relevance

 

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