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Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System by Juan J. Perez, Sam Guckenheimer

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1. A Value-Up Paradigm

“A theory should be as simple as possible, but no simpler.”

—Albert Einstein

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Figure 1.1 Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity was the focal point of a paradigm shift in our understanding of physics. It capped forty years of debate on the most vexing technical challenges of his day—how to synchronize clocks and how to accurately draw maps over long distances.

A Paradigm Shift

Paradigm shifts come in fits and starts, as old theories can no longer explain the world as observed.1 A poster child for the scientific paradigm shift is Albert Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity, published in 1905. Einstein’s work reduced Newtonian ...

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