Flashcards - Nature of Science & Unifying Themes

Flashcards - Nature of Science & Unifying Themes
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mathematical model
A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language
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inference
Inferences are steps in reasoning, moving from premises to conclusions
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Science
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe
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Science
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe
inference
Inferences are steps in reasoning, moving from premises to conclusions
mathematical model
A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language
model
A model is a person with a role either to promote, display, or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography
precision
Precision is a description of random errors, a measure of statistical variability
scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
observations
Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source

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