INTUITION AND RATIONAL CHOICE IN THE APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS TO SOIL SYSTEMATICS

Day-to-day judgments in soil systematics that are usually made intuitively can now be made automatically and and consistently using numerical methods. Nevertheless, intuition is still required to choose suitable methods. This paper recommends those that can be represented geometrically, and describes them as means of examining a character space in which each soil specimen, profile, or site is represented by a point. The estimation of likeness, classification, ordination, allocation, and the optimisation of classifications are discussed in turn. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    428 East Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Authors:
    • Webster, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 394-404
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  • Accession Number: 00097609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM