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<專題討論>2017/11/16(四)14:10綜合大樓2樓48218教室演講「We live in a world of mathematical models」( 許瑞麟 教授 / 成大數學系 )

張貼者:2017年11月9日 下午10:45Dabby Lu

We are so used to many daily lives that we mistakenly think they are natural. They are not. For example, the calendar is not nature. It is just a model for us to explain the nature. In the calendar (model), we use the term "year" to call, roughly, a full round of a revolution of the earth around the sun; and then divide a year into seasons and months; and into the dates and the time. The calendar is certainly not the nature itself though. Models are subject to change whenever they become inaccurate or whenever we change the way we understand the world. As such, some radical mathematicians claim that " Every model is wrong."  In this talk, I will first give some general senses about the mathematical models for the hope that we can properly use models, rather than believe in models. Then, we will see as many concrete examples as possible, subject to the time limitation, that the models help/abuse us.

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Dabby Lu,
2017年11月9日 下午10:45
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