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Ways of thinking, ways of seeing : mathematical and other modelling in engineering and technology

Author: C C Bissell; Chris Dillon
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, 2012.
Series: Automation, collaboration, & e-services.
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In exploring modeling in technological practice, this book examines technological/engineering models from new viewpoints including the role of language; communities of practice; reification; machines  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C C Bissell; Chris Dillon
ISBN: 9783642252082 3642252087 9783642252099 3642252095
OCLC Number: 756595718
Description: xiv, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Creating reality.- Dimensional analysis and dimensional reasoning.- Models: what do engineers see in them?.- Metatools for information engineering design.- Early computational modelling: physical models, electrical analogies and analogue computers.- Expanding the concept of 'model': the transfer from technological to human domains within systems.- Visualisations for understanding complex economic systems.- The inner world of models and its epistemic diversity: infectious disease and climate modelling.- Modelling with experience: construal and construction for software.
Series Title: Automation, collaboration, & e-services.
Responsibility: Chris Bissell and Chris Dillon (eds.).
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