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Theory, Experiment, and Application Apply to all Arts and Sciences
Researched by Thomas DeMichelePublished - February 15, 2016 Last Updated - May 15, 2017
The Three Pillars of Understanding in the Arts and Sciences
We can apply the concepts of theory, experimentation, and application to all the arts and sciences. For instance we have theoretical physics, experimental physics, and applied physics (same is true for math, other natural sciences, the social sciences, and arguably most systems).
This same concept can apply to music, math, social science, or other the arts or sciences. In a broad sense we can apply these three concepts to any “system” to understand the system better. In gambling I may study statistics and odds and games of chance; then I break out the cards and algorithms and crunch the numbers through experimentation and practice; then I get to the casino and lay my money down and apply my methods. I could do this in video games, or apply these concepts to social interactions, and more.
Let’s look at a few examples:
Math: Theoretical mathematics make predictions, experimental mathematics tests predictions, applied mathematics puts them to use.
Social Science: Theoretical phycology and sociology devise concepts, experimental social scientists test them, applied social sciences put them to use in legislation, advice, and counseling.
Music: Music theory is the study of the “language of music”. When applied to music, experimentation and application probably cross many wires, but one could think of experimental music as testing musical theories by listening and playing, and applied music as the actual act of performance.
Other arts and sciences: We categorize our website by the “aspects” of life, which is centered in the arts and sciences. You can go to any of the subjects we present above and try to fit this model to it. I haven’t been tripped up in this yet, but since it’s by non-scientific theory I’m not going to get overly detailed just yet.
From the author: couldn’t find any evidence that others have studied the idea of “theory, experiment, and application can be generally applied to all the arts and sciences”. Typically I try to find proof my ideas, but I found the concept pretty fascinating and wanted to share it. So know i’m relaying my “non-scientific theory” on this, not citing a published study. That said, I could walk down to the college and sign up for theoretical, experimental, and applied sciences including physics, math, and the social sciences.. and it’s hard to argue music and computing are much different.
I would also say history is an important aspect of any study. History is an account of important theoretical, experimental, and applied progress of an art or science over time.
Author: Thomas DeMichele
Thomas DeMichele is the content creator behind ObamaCareFacts.com, FactMyth.com, CryptocurrencyFacts.com, and other DogMediaSolutions.com and Massive Dog properties. He also contributes to MakerDAO and other cryptocurrency-based projects. Tom's focus in all...