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Old Apr 18th 2018, 02:05 PM   #1
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Constructs: Numeric, Vectoral, Financial, Force?

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To my thinking, a construct is a proven and tested approach, a specified,
plan for some successful outcome. An example:

Double-Entry Book Keeping:
As business persons account for cash, to get it right, they use the construct,
double-entry accounting. Counting money is what it is but in a "construct" way.

Vectors: Are vectors a mathematical construct? Is the derivative
a construct.

What are your understanding of what is a "construct."

Force: Clearly, force is a construct. Should teaching physics go.. "No, Jonny,
there is no such thing as a force. Force is a construct invented only as a
helpful way of thinking about physics."
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Old Apr 18th 2018, 05:12 PM   #2
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You start by defining a "construct" as a method or plans, then ask if vectors, derivatives, and forces are constructs? Those are objects, the first two mathematically defined objects, but not "methods" or "plans".
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Old Apr 19th 2018, 01:41 PM   #3
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