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MODEL. A machine made on a small scale to show the manner in which it is to be worked or employed.
     2. The Act of Congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires an inventor who is desirous to take out a patent for his invention, to furnish a model of his invention, in all cases which admit of representation by model, of a convenient size to exhibit advantageously its several parts.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The classic box task requires the development of a relatively simple mathematical model, capable of being represented in spreadsheet, graphical or algebraic forms.
The second type of mathematical model uses shape simplification.
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Looking ahead, Friedkin indicates that this new mathematical model of opinion dynamics could give sociologists the tools to study overlooked complex issues.
Representation and explanation, along with prediction are the main functions of a mathematical model in physical sciences, among other functions like description, optimization, measuring, approximation, or simulation (Newton & al, 1990; Morton, 1993; Saatsi, 2011), and those functions also apply to the study of games and gambling.
We get the expression for the mathematical model of digital filter with shiftable phase-frequency response characteristic.
In nature, groundwater is in very large land scale; to understand this problem, we form a mathematical model such that the homogenous porous media are laid on impervious inclined layer with [theta] angle as shown in Figure 1.
[11] developed a new six degrees-of-freedom mathematical model of container cranes to compare the shake table tests results.
The mathematical model is focusing on the rate of production in workstation or production line.
The mathematical model juxtaposes Bulgaria's potential full absorption of EU funds by 2015 and the opposite scenario a no EU funds for the country whatsoever.
Designing the electric drives with the linear electromagnetic motors (LEM), it is necessary to have a mathematical model of the motor which allows calculating of the static and dynamic operating modes of the drive.

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