The Modeling of Nature

The Modeling of Nature

The Modeling of Nature provides an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of natural philosophy, psychology, logic, and epistemology.

Author: William A Wallace

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813208602

Category: Philosophy

Page: 450

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The Modeling of Nature provides an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of natural philosophy, psychology, logic, and epistemology.
Categories: Philosophy

Models as Mediators

Models as Mediators

Edited collection examining the ways in which models are used in modern science.

Author: Mary S. Morgan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521655714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

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Edited collection examining the ways in which models are used in modern science.
Categories: Business & Economics

Natural Science

Natural Science

The Natural History collections , with which we are chiefly concerned , are all on
the ground floor . ... There are , however , a number of old French models of the
digestive , respiratory , circulatory and nervous systems in various animals .

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ISBN: CHI:096108896

Category: Natural history

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Natural Science

Natural Science

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044106268931

Category: Natural history

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Categories: Natural history

Annals Magazine of Natural History

Annals   Magazine of Natural History

Céphalopodes ” in the ' Annales des Sciences Naturelles , ' vol . vii . 1826 , D'
Orbigny had prepared and published , in part at least , a hundred models of
Foraminifera ( at that time regarded as microscopic Cephalopods ) , illustrating
many of ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105012642448

Category: Botany

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Categories: Botany

The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

Céphalopodes ” in the Annales des Sciences Naturelles , ' vol . vii . 1826 , D'
Orbigny had prepared and published , in part at least , a hundred models of
Foraminifera ( at that time regarded as microscopic Cephalopods ) , illustrating
many of ...

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ISBN: GENT:900000219331

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Models

Models

This book is about wooden ships and plastic molecules, wax bodies and a perspex economy, monuments in cork and mathematics in plaster, casts of diseases, habitat dioramas, and extinct monsters rebuilt in bricks and mortar.

Author: Soraya de Chadarevian

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804739722

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Now that '3-D models’ are so often digital displays on flat screens, it is timely to look back at the solid models that were once the third dimension of science. This book is about wooden ships and plastic molecules, wax bodies and a perspex economy, monuments in cork and mathematics in plaster, casts of diseases, habitat dioramas, and extinct monsters rebuilt in bricks and mortar. These remarkable artefacts were fixtures of laboratories and lecture halls, studios and workshops, dockyards and museums. Considering such objects together for the first time, this interdisciplinary volume demonstrates how, in research as well as in teaching, 3-D models played major roles in making knowledge. Accessible and original chapters by leading scholars highlight the special properties of models, explore the interplay between representation in two dimensions and three, and investigate the shift to modelling with computers. The book is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the sciences, medicine, and technology, and in collections and museums.
Categories: Science

Transactions and Proceedings of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science

Transactions and Proceedings of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science

MUSEUM OF THE BOSTON SOCIETY OF NATURAL SCIENCE. ... It has,
however, some good features, such as cases set apart for elementary typical
specimens and models, which may be borrowed by School Teachers and used
for object ...

Author: Perthshire Society of Natural Science

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ISBN: UCAL:B2948536

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Modelling Nature An Opinionated Introduction to Scientific Representation

Modelling Nature  An Opinionated Introduction to Scientific Representation

Many models are mathematized, and their mathematical aspects are crucial to
their cognitive and representational ... who famously remarked that “the
enormous usefulness of mathematics in the natural sciences is something
bordering on the ...

Author: Roman Frigg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030451530

Category: Philosophy

Page: 241

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This monograph offers a critical introduction to current theories of how scientific models represent their target systems. Representation is important because it allows scientists to study a model to discover features of reality. The authors provide a map of the conceptual landscape surrounding the issue of scientific representation, arguing that it consists of multiple intertwined problems. They provide an encyclopaedic overview of existing attempts to answer these questions, and they assess their strengths and weaknesses. The book also presents a comprehensive statement of their alternative proposal, the DEKI account of representation, which they have developed over the last few years. They show how the account works in the case of material as well as non-material models; how it accommodates the use of mathematics in scientific modelling; and how it sheds light on the relation between representation in science and art. The issue of representation has generated a sizeable literature, which has been growing fast in particular over the last decade. This makes it hard for novices to get a handle on the topic because so far there is no book-length introduction that would guide them through the discussion. Likewise, researchers may require a comprehensive review that they can refer to for critical evaluations. This book meets the needs of both groups.
Categories: Philosophy

Annals and Magazine of Natural History

Annals and Magazine of Natural History

SOPWITH'S GEOLOGICAL MODELS IN WOOD . Sold in Case , bound and
lettered to resemble a large folio volume . Twelve Models , 4 inches square .. £
50 A Catalogue of 2000 of the most common Fossils found in the British Isles ,
being a ...

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Modeling Nature

Modeling Nature

This second edition includes a new afterword that brings the book up to date, with special attention to the rise of "the new natural history" and debates about ecology's future as a large-scale scientific enterprise.

Author: Sharon E. Kingsland

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226437280

Category: Science

Page: 306

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The first history of population ecology traces two generations of science and scientists from the opening of the twentieth century through 1970. Kingsland chronicles the careers of key figures and the field's theoretical, empirical, and institutional development, with special attention to tensions between the descriptive studies of field biologists and later mathematical models. This second edition includes a new afterword that brings the book up to date, with special attention to the rise of "the new natural history" and debates about ecology's future as a large-scale scientific enterprise.
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The Use of Models in the Social Sciences

The Use of Models in the Social Sciences

Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1976 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Author: Lyndhurst Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136444890

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1976 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
Categories: Social Science

Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

6 , 391 Crystallographic models , . . . 6 Models of historical diamonds , . . 15 - 6 ,
412 representing about 500 species . It may be of interest to members of the
Academy to know the whole number of minerals contained in the Museum of the
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ISBN: OXFORD:555019020

Category: Biology

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Technoscience in History

Technoscience in History

It thus emerged at the intersection of the natural science of physics and
mechanical engineering . ... Models reduce the complexity of the structure and
function of technical objects , and thereby allow the formulation of valid , abstract
rules ...

Author: Ursula Klein

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ISBN: 9780262539296

Category: Science

Page: 328

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"Thoroughly researched scholarly monograph arguing that technoscience began/formed much earlier than currently agreed in the field"--
Categories: Science

The annals and magazine of natural history zoology botany and geology

The annals and magazine of natural history  zoology  botany and geology

SOPWITH'S GEOLOGICAL MODELS IN WOOD . To illustrate the nature of
Stratification ; of Valleys of Denudation ; Succession of Coalseams in the
Newcastle Coal - field ; Strata of adjacent Lead - mine districts ; the effects
produced by Faults ...

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Proceedings of the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences

Proceedings of the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences

Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences ... It is an interesting fact that with all this
cleverness in the handling of clay , and in the delineation of varied models , the
art had not freed itself from the parent stem — the vessel — and launched out ...

Author: Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences

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ISBN: WISC:89012059903

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Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena

Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena

This book might also be interested in experts working in the field of physics concerning the ocean and atmosphere.

Author: Ranis Ibragimov

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ISBN: 1536129771

Category: Differential equations

Page: 471

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Mathematical modeling in the form of differential equations is a branch of applied mathematics that includes topics from physics, engineering, environmental and computer science. The mathematical model is an approximate description of real processes. Mathematical modeling can be thought of as a three step process: 1) Physical situation; 2) Mathematical formulation; 3) Solution by purely operations of the mathematical problem; 4) Physical interpretation of the mathematical solution. Over the centuries, Step 2 took on a life of its own. Mathematics was studied on its own, devoid of any contact with a physical problem; this is known as pure mathematics. Applied mathematics and mathematical modeling deals with all three steps. Improvements of approximations or their extensions to more general situations may increase the complexity of mathematical models significantly. Before the 18th century, applied mathematics and its methods received the close attention of the best mathematicians who were driven by a desire to develop approximate descriptions of natural phenomena. The goal of asymptotic and perturbation methods is to find useful, approximate solutions to difficult problems that arise from the desire to understand a physical process. Exact solutions are usually either impossible to obtain or too complicated to be useful. Approximate, useful solutions are often tested by comparison with experiments or observations rather than by rigorous mathematical methods. Hence, the authors will not be concerned with rigorous proofs in this book. The derivation of approximate solutions can be done in two different ways. First, one can find an approximate set of equations that can be solved, or, one can find an approximate solution of a set of equations. Usually one must do both. Models of natural science show that the possibilities of applying differential equations for solving problems in the disciplines of the natural scientific cycle are quite wide. This book represents a unique blend of the traditional analytical and numerical methods enriched by the authors developments and applications to ocean and atmospheric sciences. The overall viewpoint taken is a theoretical, unified approach to the study of both the atmosphere and the oceans. One of the key features in this book is the combination of approximate forms of the basic mathematical equations of mathematical modeling with careful and precise analysis. The approximations are required to make any progress possible, while precision is needed to make the progress meaningful. This combination is often the most elusive for student to appreciate. This book aims to highlight this issue by means of accurate derivation of mathematical models with precise analysis and MATLAB applications. This book is meant for undergraduate and graduate students interested in applied mathematics, differential equations and mathematical modeling of real world problems. This book might also be interested in experts working in the field of physics concerning the ocean and atmosphere.
Categories: Differential equations

Structural Equation Modeling and Natural Systems

Structural Equation Modeling and Natural Systems

This book, first published in 2006, presents an introduction to the methodology of structural equation modeling, illustrates its use, and goes on to argue that it has revolutionary implications for the study of natural systems.

Author: James B. Grace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457842

Category: Nature

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This book, first published in 2006, presents an introduction to the methodology of structural equation modeling, illustrates its use, and goes on to argue that it has revolutionary implications for the study of natural systems. A major theme of this book is that we have, up to this point, attempted to study systems primarily using methods (such as the univariate model) that were designed only for considering individual processes. Understanding systems requires the capacity to examine simultaneous influences and responses. Structural equation modeling (SEM) has such capabilities. It also possesses many other traits that add strength to its utility as a means of making scientific progress. In light of the capabilities of SEM, it can be argued that much of ecological theory is currently locked in an immature state that impairs its relevance. It is further argued that the principles of SEM are capable of leading to the development and evaluation of multivariate theories of the sort vitally needed for the conservation of natural systems.
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Modeling in Natural Resource Management

Modeling in Natural Resource Management

This work covers topics in natural resource modelling to explain how they can be, have been, and should be used in making decisions about the management of natural resources.

Author: Tanya M. Shenk

Publisher: Shearwater Books

ISBN: MINN:31951D021501567

Category: Mathematics

Page: 223

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This work covers topics in natural resource modelling to explain how they can be, have been, and should be used in making decisions about the management of natural resources. It aims to give managers and students the tools they need to assess and apply models effectively.
Categories: Mathematics