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Models and Inferences in Science (Hardcover)

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The book answers long-standing questions on scientific modeling and inference across multiple perspectives and disciplines, including logic, mathematics, physics and medicine. The different chapters cover a variety of issues, such as the role models play in scientific practice; the way science shapes our concept of models; ways of modeling the pursuit of scientific knowledge; the relationship between our concept of models and our concept of science. The book also discusses models and scientific explanations; models in the semantic view of theories; the applicability of mathematical models to the real world and their effectiveness; the links between models and inferences; and models as a means for acquiring new knowledge. It analyzes different examples of models in physics, biology, mathematics and engineering. Written for researchers and graduate students, it provides a cross-disciplinary reference guide to the notion and the use of models and inferences in science.

Genre: Science, Computers + Internet, Mathematics
Sub-Genre: Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy + Social Aspects, Logic
Series Title: Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: February 8, 2016
TCIN: 50962667
UPC: 9783319281629
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-2641

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