November 24th, 2016, 06:19 AM  #11 
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Those are approximations. Black holes are not point masses, they have dimensions. So do "pointlike" particles.

November 25th, 2016, 02:45 AM  #12 
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I would suggest that theoretical physics could be regarded as a subset of applied mathematics.


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