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Flashcards - TExES Life Science: Scientific Systems & Models

Flashcards - TExES Life Science: Scientific Systems & Models
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output
Output in economics is the "quantity of goods or services produced in a given time period, by a firm, industry, or country", whether consumed or used for further production
system
A system is a set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex/intricate whole
isolated system
In physical science, an isolated system is either of the following: 1
Systems analysis
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines systems analysis as "the process of studying a procedure or business in order to identify its goals and purposes and create systems and procedures that will achieve them in an efficient way"
molecular modeling
Molecular modelling encompasses all methods, theoretical and computational, used to model or mimic the behaviour of molecules
Science
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe
simulation
Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time
physical model
Physical model is a smaller or larger physical copy of an object
scale model
A scale model is most generally a physical representation of an object, which maintains accurate relationships between all important aspects of the model, although absolute values of the original properties need not be preserved
chemical formula
A chemical formula is a way of expressing information about the proportions of atoms that constitute a particular chemical compound, using a single line of chemical element symbols, numbers, and sometimes also other symbols, such as parentheses, dashes, brackets, commas and plus and minus signs
equation
In mathematics, an equation is a statement of an equality containing one or more variables
mathematical model
A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language
abstraction
Abstraction in its main sense is a conceptual process by which general rules and concepts are derived from the usage and classification of specific examples, literal signifiers, first principles, or other methods
conceptual model
A conceptual model is a representation of a system, made of the composition of concepts which are used to help people know, understand, or simulate a subject the model represents

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