The Resource A new kind of science, Stephen Wolfram

A new kind of science, Stephen Wolfram

Label
A new kind of science
Title
A new kind of science
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Wolfram
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work presents a series of dramatic discoveries never before made public. Starting from a collection of simple computer experiments---illustrated in the book by striking computer graphics---Wolfram shows how their unexpected results force a whole new way of looking at the operation of our universe. Wolfram uses his approach to tackle a remarkable array of fundamental problems in science: from the origin of the Second Law of thermodynamics, to the development of complexity in biology, the computational limitations of mathematics, the possibility of a truly fundamental theory of physics, and the interplay between free will and determinism
Additional physical form
Also available on the Internet via the World Wide Web. Downloadable programs and images available after free registration.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolfram, Stephen
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA267.5.C45
LC item number
W67 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cellular automata
  • Computational complexity
  • Natural Science Disciplines
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Computational Biology
  • Models, Biological
  • Computer Simulation
  • Science
  • Kunstmatige intelligentie
  • Cellulaire automaten
  • Automates cellulaires
  • Complexité de calcul (Informatique)
  • Ciência
  • Automate cellulaire
  • Complexité algorithmique
  • Découverte scientifique
  • Application
  • Ordinateur
  • Anwendung
  • Zellularer Automat
Label
A new kind of science, Stephen Wolfram
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 849-1197) and index
Contents
The foundations for a new kind of science -- The crucial experiment -- The world of simple programs -- Systems based on numbers -- Two dimensions and beyond -- Starting from randomness -- Mechanisms in programs and nature -- Implications for everyday systems -- Fundamental physics -- Processes of perception and analysis -- The notion of computation -- The principle of computational equivalence
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 1197 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036749196
Label
A new kind of science, Stephen Wolfram
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 849-1197) and index
Contents
The foundations for a new kind of science -- The crucial experiment -- The world of simple programs -- Systems based on numbers -- Two dimensions and beyond -- Starting from randomness -- Mechanisms in programs and nature -- Implications for everyday systems -- Fundamental physics -- Processes of perception and analysis -- The notion of computation -- The principle of computational equivalence
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 1197 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036749196

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