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

Author: Chris C Bissell, editor.; Christopher Richard Dillon, editor.
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, [2012]
Series: Automation, collaboration, & e-services
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This fascinating book examines some of the characteristics of technological/engineering models that are likely to be unfamiliar to those who are interested primarily in the history and philosophy of science and mathematics, and which differentiate technological models from scientific and mathematical ones. Themes that will be highlighted include: the role of language: the models developed for engineering design  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris C Bissell, editor.; Christopher Richard Dillon, editor.
ISBN: 9783642252099 3642252095
OCLC Number: 905283928
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 234 pages) : ilustr.
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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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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