# Natural discrete differential calculus in physics

- Authors
- Type
- Preprint
- Publication Date
- Feb 25, 2019
- Submission Date
- Feb 08, 2019
- Identifiers
- DOI: 10.1007/s10701-019-00271-1
- Source
- arXiv
- License
- Yellow
- External links

## Abstract

We sharpen a recent observation by Tim Maudlin: differential calculus is a natural language for physics only if additional structure, like the definition of a Hodge dual or a metric, is given; but the discrete version of this calculus provides this additional structure for free.