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kdboyce
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re: The uncertainty principle
kdboyce   3/25/2011 6:09:57 AM
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Models are just that - models. It is kind of like going into war battles per the model(s) on the planning room table, and wondering why it didn't actually work out the way it was planned. Not only is the real world different than models, real people in real time/world situations don't give a damn about a model when reality is staring them in the face.

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NevadaDave   3/24/2011 6:25:59 PM
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Please forgive the following snide comment: "What? Are there known unknowns?" OK, I'm over it! Seriously - my experience has been that understanding basic concepts and seeing those concepts in action, or better yet, working with them in a "real world" manner will probably be of greatest benefit. Theoretical exercises certainly can work to demonstrate the fundamental concepts, but the real world is full of nth-order effects and dependencies that often seem to contradict theory, because the theoretical model is incomplete or incorrect. Read National Semi guru Bob Pease's work if you want to know how often theory (specifically SPICE models and simulation) do not match real world fact.

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