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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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A complete collection of Wolfram's papers on cellular automata and complexity, representing much of his scientific output from 1982 to 1986. Most papers have previously appeared in journals. Topics include statistical mechanics of cellular automata, algebraic properties, universality and complexity, computation theory of cellular automata, undecidability and intractability in theoretical physics, two-dimensional cellular automata, origins of randomness in physical systems, and cellular automata fluids.
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These original papers on cellular automata and complexity, some of which are widely known in the scientific community, 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.

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 bu"

Synopsis:

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. }

About the Author

Stephen Wolfram was born in England in 1959. He was educated at Eton and Oxford, and received his PhD in theoretical physics from Caltech at the age of twenty. Wolframs early work in particle physics, cosmology and computer science earned him one of the first MacArthur awards. Wolfram began his work on the problem of complexity in 1981. And after writing the sequence of papers collected in this book, Wolfram founded the first research center and the first journal devoted to the study of complexity. Then in 1986, he formed Wolfram Research, Inc., and began the development of Mathematica. Released in 1988, Mathematica has become the standard software system for technical computation used by scientists, engineers, students and others around the world. Wolfram has been the recipient of many awards for science and business. He now divides his time between basic research and the leadership of his company.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201626643
Author:
Wolfram, Stephen
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
Boulder, CO
Subject:
General
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Computers and computer technology
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Computational complexity
Subject:
Cellular automata
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Mathematics-Logic and Philosophy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 02-3
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9 x 7.25 in 32.3 oz

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"Synopsis" by , These original papers on cellular automata and complexity, some of which are widely known in the scientific community, 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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"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 bu"
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