So I am a mathematician, and I am trying to explain the consequence of an equation from " the physiscs points of view". Is it okay to state it in this manner: "from the physics point of view " ?

  • From the physicist's point of view. – Wottensprels Oct 15 '17 at 9:41
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    @Sprottenwels Ok, but I don't see much wrong with "from the physics point of view" either. The word "physics" is simply being used as a noun modifier. It is perfectly idiomatic. – WS2 Oct 15 '17 at 9:58
  • @WS2 I'm not a native speaker. I thought it sounded odd. – Wottensprels Oct 15 '17 at 10:01
  • I don't think either is going to sound convincing. Equations don't have consequences: the laws they model (or attempt to), or more precisely, the obeying of such laws, do / does. A transferred usage (cf 'I'll boil a kettle') is, in my opinion, too imprecise in a scientific article. A little more context is required. Note that Nigel J's answer avoids the mention of equations. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 15 '17 at 10:58

'From a physics point of view, what is happening when a device overheats ?' is the title of a paper written by Rob van den Berg, Master Student in Theoretical Physics. So it would seem to be an acceptable phrase if a physicist uses it.

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