PhilSci Archive

Multiscale Modeling in Nanoscience: Beyond Hierarchical Relations

Bursten, Julia (2016) Multiscale Modeling in Nanoscience: Beyond Hierarchical Relations. In: UNSPECIFIED.

WarningThere is a more recent version of this item available.
[img]
Preview
Text
2016WinsbergSPSP.pdf

Download (74kB) | Preview

Abstract

Winsberg's "handshaking" account of inter-model relations is a well-known theory of multiscale modeling in physical systems. Winsberg argues that relations among the component models in a multiscale modeling system are not related mereologically, but rather by empirically determined algorithms. I argue that while the handshaking account does demonstrate the existence of non-mereological relationships among component models, Winsberg does not attend to the different ways in which handshaking algorithms are developed. By overlooking the distinct strategies employed in different handshake models, Winsberg's account fails to capture the central feature of effective multiscale modeling practices, namely, how the dominant behaviors of the modeled systems vary across the different scales, and how this variation constrains the ways modelers can combine component models. Using Winsberg's example of nanoscale crack propagation, I distinguish two modes of handshaking and show how the different modes arise from the scale-dependent physics involved in each component model.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Bursten, Juliaburstenj@gmail.com0000-0002-5664-3342
Keywords: Multiscale, modeling, nanoscience, Winsberg
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Chemistry
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Depositing User: Julia Bursten
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2016 21:05
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2016 21:05
Item ID: 12207
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Chemistry
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Date: June 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12207

Available Versions of this Item

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item