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Modeling and Experimenting

Peschard, Isabelle (2009) Modeling and Experimenting. UNSPECIFIED.

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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 relevant parameters of phenomenon.. The second is conceptual innovation, with a redefinition of concepts central to the understanding of the phenomenon.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Modeling, experimenting, fluid mechanics
    Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
    General Issues > Experimentation
    Depositing User: Isabelle Peschard
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:19
    Item ID: 5111
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5111

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