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– physical principles (F=m·a) • Knowledge can also be
– semantic (Paul is the name of a boy)
– heuristic (very long bridges are suspension bridges)
– causal (if the temperature is 100°C then water boils) 3 1.1.1 Types of Knowledge
• Explicit knowledge is knowledge that has been or can be
articulated, codified, and stored in certain media. It can be readily
transmitted to others. (Wikipedia)
• Tacit knowledge is knowledge that is difficult to transfer to another
person by means of writing it down or verbalizing it. With tacit
knowledge, people are not often aware of the knowledge they
possess or how it can be valuable to others. (Wikipedia)
– Tacit knowledge is not easily shared.
– E.g. ability to ride a bicycle - The formal knowledge is that to
balance, if the bike falls to the left, one steers to the left; and to
turn right, the rider first steers to the left, and then when the
bike falls, steer to the right
– But knowing this formally is no he...
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