Models of Reality & Level of Abstraction
The physical world and the rules that regulate it are complicated and very difficult to grasp. To make sense of it, we — humans — attempt to explain it with mental models. Models are logical constructions defined with terms that we created and understand. We use those models as proxies for reality in an attempt to grasp and predict its complicated and multifaceted rules.
Models are not an engineering-only concept; they are fundamental to everyday … [Read more...] about Choosing The Proper Level of Abstraction