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    SCIE 326 - Unit 1 Notes

    By Xing Li May 23, 2019 - 11:51am
    Unit 1(net time: 103 min)scientific point of view: Do not believe anything, but question only what is worth questioninginductive attitude: aims at adapting our beliefs to our experience as efficiently as...
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    SCIE 326 - Unit 5 Notes

    By Xing Li June 17, 2019 - 11:26am
    Unit 5 (net time : 129 min) pathological science: low statistical significance, independent of cause, exceptionally high accuracy, revolutionary, ad hoc justification, can’t be reproduced pseudo science: static or randomly change (not...
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    SCIE 326 - Unit 10&11 Notes

    By Xing Li July 17, 2019 - 11:49am
    (net time : 293 min) Unit 10 Advantage of maths: simplicity, economy of effort, generality and precision Q1: axiom? Q2: no need to experiment? Most of the contents are known in statistics courses Unit 11 symmetry: invariance under...
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    SCIE 326 - Unit 2 Notes

    By Xing Li May 24, 2019 - 11:46am
    Unit 2 (net time : 114 min)Q2.Q4. science: enterprise that generates coherent understanding about real world, yield testable theories which is relatively true.             ...
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    SCIE 326 - Unit 6 Notes

    By Xing Li June 18, 2019 - 11:25am
    Unit 6 (net time : 151 min) scientific statement: Provide an explanation or causal mechanism of a naturally occurring phenomenon Generate predictions that are testable via observations that are replicable and natural   rationalism:...
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    SCIE 326 - Unit 14 Notes

    By Xing Li August 7, 2019 - 11:18am
    (net time : 109 min) Unit 14 linear: proportional; exponential: rate of change proportional to the qty. (radioactivity, population, compound interest, cooling) positive: oscillation; negative: stability. feedback in complex systems: negative and...
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    SCIE 326 - Unit 3 Notes

    By Xing Li June 11, 2019 - 11:44am
    Unit 3 (net time : 184 min)question->answer with existing theory, unanswered-> revolution, with constraints (real world, publicly available)ask theoretically: hypothesis is true or consistent, possible prediction, what’s...
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    SCIE 326 - Unit 7 Notes

    By Xing Li June 21, 2019 - 11:44am
    Unit 7 (net time : 196 min) rules of professional conduct (behave in certain ways to know the truth): knowledge is public, not to judge by source or faith, include all sources with no bias, honesty, open minded, successful science requires...
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    SCIE 326 - Unit 15 Notes

    By Xing Li August 15, 2019 - 11:20am
    (net time : 148 min) empathetical: direction, intuitive feeling to be satisfied; Schrödinger equation analogical: model/structure, more useful in analogy; plum pudding model/solar system model analytical: details, truth criteria to be...
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    SCIE 326 - Unit 4 Notes

    By Xing Li June 11, 2019 - 11:46am
    Unit 4 (net time : 99 min) bottom-up: build chemistry but can’t feel wet, top-down: build physiology but can’t define health, physiology physiology vs pathology: macro vs micro atomic and kinetic vs earth, air, fire and...