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Cellular Automata And Complexity

by Stephen Wolfram | 31 January 1994
PAPERBACK
Category: Science Academic
Synopsis
}Are mathematical equations the best way to model nature? For many years it had been assumed that they were. But in the early 1980s, Stephen Wolfram made the radical proposal that one should instead build models that are based directly on simple computer programs. Wolfram made a detailed study of a class of such models known as cellular automata, and discovered a remarkable fact: that even when the underlying rules are very simple, the behavior they produce can be highly complex, and can mimic many features of what we see in nature. And based on this result, Wolfram began a program of research to develop what he called A Science of Complexity.The results of Wolframs work found many applications, from the so-called Wolfram Classification central to fields such as artificial life, to new ideas about cryptography and fluid dynamics. This book is a collection of Wolframs original papers on cellular automata and complexity. Some of these papers are widely known in the scientific community; others have never been published before.;Together, the papers provide a highly readable account of what has become a major new field of science, with important implications for physics, biology, economics, computer science and many other areas. }
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Synopsis
}Are mathematical equations the best way to model nature? For many years it had been assumed that they were. But in the early 1980s, Stephen Wolfram made the radical proposal that one should instead build models that are based directly on simple computer programs. Wolfram made a detailed study of a class of such models known as cellular automata, and discovered a remarkable fact: that even when the underlying rules are very simple, the behavior they produce can be highly complex, and can mimic many features of what we see in nature. And based on this result, Wolfram began a program of research to develop what he called A Science of Complexity.The results of Wolframs work found many applications, from the so-called Wolfram Classification central to fields such as artificial life, to new ideas about cryptography and fluid dynamics. This book is a collection of Wolframs original papers on cellular automata and complexity. Some of these papers are widely known in the scientific community; others have never been published before.;Together, the papers provide a highly readable account of what has become a major new field of science, with important implications for physics, biology, economics, computer science and many other areas. }
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Product Details

ISBN - 9780201626643
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 31/01/1994
Categories - All, Books, Science and Nature, Science, Mathematics, All, Books, Education, Science Academic
No. of Pages - 608
Weight - 1016
Edition - 1st edition
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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