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Massimiliano Di Ventra

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198825623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198825623.001.0001

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Theory

Theory

Chapter:
(p.53) 9 Theory
Source:
The Scientific Method
Author(s):

Massimiliano Di Ventra

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825623.003.0009

This chapter discusses the role of a theory: to describe (preferably mathematically) observations and to make new predictions that are testable. Theories, as the hypotheses they build upon, are not objective facts.

Keywords:   theory, predictions, hypotheses, Mathematics, facts

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