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Modeling and Experimenting

Peschard, Isabelle (2009) Modeling and Experimenting. In: [2009] Models and Simulations 3 (Charlottesville, Virginia; March 5-7, 2009).

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    Abstract

    Experimental activity is traditionally identified with testing the empirical implications or numerical simulations of models against data. In critical reaction to the ‘tribunal view’ on experiments, this essay will show the constructive contribution of experimental activity to the processes of modeling and simulating. Based on the analysis of a case in fluid mechanics, it will focus specifically on two aspects. The first is the controversial specification of the conditions in which the data are to be obtained. The second is conceptual clarification, with a redefinition of concepts central to the understanding of the phenomenon and the conditions of its occurrence.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Models, Modeling, Experiments, Data, Phenomena, Relevant Parameters
    Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
    General Issues > Experimentation
    Conferences and Volumes: [2009] Models and Simulations 3 (Charlottesville, Virginia; March 5-7, 2009)
    Depositing User: Isabelle Peschard
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:18
    Item ID: 4805
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4805

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