CURRENT SCIENCE, 94 (10):1256-1264 (2008)

Towfic Shomar
University Of Jordan
This article argues that phenomenological treatment of physical problems is more powerful than fundamental treatment. Developments in the field of superconductivity present us with a clear example of such superiority. The BCS (Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer) was accepted as the fundamental theory of superconductivity for a long time. Nevertheless, Landau and Ginzburg phenomenological model has so far proven to be a more fruitful theoretical representation to understand and to predict the features of superconductivity and superconductive materials.
Keywords BCS theory,  fundamentalism,  phenomenalism  superconductivity
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