On the theory of models and the modelling of natural phenomena.

Casti J (1984). On the theory of models and the modelling of natural phenomena. In: On the theory of models and the modelling of natural phenomena. Eds. Bahrenberg, G., Fischer, M. & Nijkamp, P., pp. 73-92 Gower. ISBN 978-0566006852

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Abstract

It is argued that a modelling relation in an encoding of a set of physical observables, characterising a natural system N, into an appropriate formal mathematical structure. The theorems of the formal structure are then decoded into true statements about N. Various system-theoretic concepts such as bifurcation, similarity, system analogy, reductionism, and complexity are then seen to be naturally expressed.

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Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 13:08
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2016 13:08
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13686

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