Since high school I have been utterly fascinated by the “mystery” of and by the beautiful calculations that flow, seemingly without end, from complex numbers and functions of complex variables.
Universal coding for computers is sought that uses relative addresses and a pseudocode and that assembles and translates, printing out a directory of final addresses of key commands, variables, and constants.saul gorn
"Because of the variables and the complexity of their interaction, the data assembled by descriptive musicology yield relatively few observable regularities."leonard b. meyer
In spite of the moderate usefulness of what the economist has to say on this subject... there is a cry for a cultural anthropologist or even a psychologist when the economist runs into sacred cows, extended families, traditional motivations, levels of achievement, and social morale, all of which may be more important to economic development than any of the traditional economic variables. We still await a true synthesis of the insights of economics with those of other social sciences in the areakenneth boulding
It had been different during his first year of graduate school, when he temporarily forsook physics to explore instead the realm of the senses. Applying logic to the late-blooming quandries of maturity, he had parsed the:;elements of encounter, banter, negotiation, and consummation, separating and solving the variables one by one until the problem if not generally solved did appear to have tractable special solutions.david brin
Colour as perceived by us is a function of three independent variables at least three are I think sufficient, but time will show if I thrive.james clerk maxwell
Climate forecasts (projections) decades into the future have not demonstrated skill in forecasting local, regional, and global climate variables.roger a. pielke
Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.paul valéry
...for endangered languages must take into account the potential of economic issues to outweigh all others combined, although this a potential, not an absolute : ranking economic concerns higher than other variables is not tantamount to assigning economic factors complete supremacy .
Most managers have some conception of at least some of the types of decisions they must make. Their conceptions, however, are likely to be deficient in a very critical way, a way that follows from an important principle of scientific economy: The less we understand a phenomenon, the more variables we require to explain it.
A conceptual model is simply a framework or schematic to understand the interaction of workforce education and development systems with other variables in a society.
a conceptual model is a diagram connecting variables and constructs based on theory and logic that displays the hypotheses to be tested.
No physical theory of local hidden variables can ever reproduce all of the predictions of quantum mechanics.
For those who want to develop or use semantical methods, the decisive question is not the alleged ontological question of the existence of abstract entities but rather the question whether the rise of abstract linguistic forms or, in technical terms, the use of variables beyond those for things (or phenomenal data), is expedient and fruitful for the purposes for which semantical analyses are made, viz. the analysis, interpretation, clarification, or construction of languages of communication, especially languages of science.
What makes a piece of mathematical economics not only mathematics but also economics is, I believe, this: When we set up a system of theoretical relationships and use economic names for the otherwise purely theoretical variables involved, we have in mind some actual experiment, or some design of an experiment, which we could at least imagine arranging, in order to measure those quantities in real economic life that we think might obey the laws imposed on their theoretical namesakes.