Philosophy of Science: Scientific Theories As Models

Samuel Mitchell,

Philosophy

Donal O'Shea,

Mathematics

Index | Intro to Scientific Theory

A unit in a philosophy course that introduces scientific theories as mathematical models. Students study examples of increasing mathematical sophistication and mathematical modeling of physical systems in the sciences. Students construct models using Stella software and arrive at an understanding of scientific theories as mathematical models.

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