Of Models and Simulations

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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Abstract

Science is mostly about making predictions. We make measurements and we build models (that we also call “theories” or “laws”) all in order to make sense of what happens around us and to face the future without being unprepared for it. In terms of its ultimate purpose, science has not changed very much from the time of ancient oracles although, of course, today we are proud of defining some of our sciences as “exact.”

Keywords

Steam Jurassic 

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© Ugo Bardi 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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