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Problem solving: Definition: What is the definition of a problem?

Sep 9th, 2008 18:04
John Martin, Knud van Eeden, Sakir Ali, Joseph Martin, dman, Ansheel Khandelwal, Joe Pike,


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--- Knud van Eeden --- 02 January 2001 - 08:05 pm ---------------------
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Problem solving: definition: what is the definition of a problem?
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A problem could be defined as that
'what is' is not equal to 'what is desired'.
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[book: source: Rubinstein, Moshe - patterns of problem solving - 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-
/0131227068/qid=1065650322/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_2/002-0122962-7851254?
v=glance&s=books&n=507846#product-details]
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A problem could be defined as the state of an intelligent system which
does not know how to proceed from a given state to a desired goal
state.
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Some people have argued that all human activity is some sort of problem
solving or directed towards accomplishing some goal.
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[Internet: source: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/course/85-211b/Problem-
solving.html]
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