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How do theoretical terms acquire meaning? Theory meaning derives from data but from other sources as well: 1. other theoretical terms F = ma (Newton’s second law) The meaning of a theoretical term derives in part from position of that term in the network of relevant laws (nomological
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Unformatted text preview: network). 2. models billiard ball model of particle collision Ohm’s Law: E = IR (voltage = current x resistance) What about an acoustic system P = (VV)(AR) (sound pressure = volume velocity x acoustic resistance) 3. intrinsic meaning...
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