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    • Physical models and fundamental laws: Using one piece of the world to tell about another 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer-Verlag, 2002-03-01)
      In this paper I discuss the relationship between model, theories, and laws in the practice of experimental scale modeling. The methodology of experimental scale modeling, also known as physical similarity, differs ...
    • Physically similar systems: A history of the concept 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, 2017)
      The concept of similar systems arose in physics, and appears to have originated with Newton in the seventeenth century. This chapter provides a critical history of the concept of physically similar systems, the twentieth ...
    • Similarity and dimensional analysis 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier/North-Holland, 2009)
      The importance of similarity in comprehending things and reasoning about them was recognized before the time of Plato. Similarity continues to be important in philosophy, science, and technology to this day. The historical ...