This is part 28 of a series of articles featuring the book Beyond Connecting the Dots, Modeling for Meaningful Results.
Even with some of the simplest models, at times it’s difficult to intuit the likely behavior. This should be rather evident from “The Rain Barrel” model developed by Richard Turnock.
This model presents the implications of inflow and outflow on a stock that are not likely to be intuitive. This generic model is an important pre-requisite to learning about intravenous drugs in the body, radioactivity, self-esteem, water flowing from a bathtub, climate change, and many other basic natural systems.
Even simplicity can be deceptive.
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