Colligation or, The Logical Inference of Interconnection

Ole Immanuel Franksen, Peter Falster

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    Abstract

    The concept of interconnection is fundamental to the modelling of disrete physical systems. On the bais of centuries of scientific experience, everyone will agree that the concept is part of a logically consistent approach, permitting us to draw conclusions, verifiable by observations, from basic laws or assumptions. Yet interconnection as an abstract concept seems to be without scientific underpinning in oure logic. Adopting a historical viewpoint, our aim is to show that the reasoning of interconnection may be identified with a neglected kind of logical inference, called "colligation" by Charles Sanders Peirce.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMathematics and Computers in Simulation
    Volume52
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)1-9
    ISSN0378-4754
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event4th IFAC Nonlinear Control Systems Design Symposium, NOLCOS'98 at University of Twente, - Enschede, the Nteherlands
    Duration: 1 Jan 1998 → …

    Conference

    Conference4th IFAC Nonlinear Control Systems Design Symposium, NOLCOS'98 at University of Twente,
    CityEnschede, the Nteherlands
    Period01/01/1998 → …

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