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Re: Objects and Relations

From: Gene Wirchenko <genew_at_ocis.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 19:09:06 -0800
Message-ID: <47pns2dcjj33is7i6spaca4n7kk7hitkve@4ax.com>


"David BL" <davidbl_at_iinet.net.au> wrote:

[snip]

>All the above comes down to definition. Your usage of "model" is
>different to mine. I restrict it to the narrow sense of the
>representation of knowledge (in the form of attributes and
>relationships) about external entities. I define "simulation" to be

     By that, a clay model of an automobile would not be a model. I think you have an overly-restrictive definition.

>about creating a working machine that happens to *mimic* reality with
>no intention of storing knowledge about external entities. Are you
>saying such a distinction doesn't exist? If so then we disagree. If
>it is merely over what the words "model" and "simulation" mean there
>is nothing interesting to discuss.

     A simulation is a model.

     A model is a restricted representation of something. The simplifications depend on what the model is to be used for. If a model for aerodynamic testing, the shape of a car would be modelled. The sound system probably would not be in the model (though the aerial might be).

[snip]

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko

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Received on Thu Feb 08 2007 - 21:09:06 CST

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