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Modeling RealityHow Computers Mirror Life$
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Iwo Bialynicki-Birula and Iwona Bialynicka-Birula

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198531005

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.001.0001

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From building blocks to computers

From building blocks to computers

Models and modeling

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(p.1) 1 From building blocks to computers
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Modeling Reality
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Iwo Białynicki-Birula

Iwona Białynicka-Birula

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.003.0001

The aim of science is to describe, explain, and predict the behaviour of the world that surrounds us. Modeling the real world with the use of simple constructs is one of the basic tools used by scientists. The main concept in the science of modeling is simplification — the omission of all less important factors.

Keywords:   modeling, prediction, science, real world, simplification

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