作者 Wolfram, Stephen
書名 A new kind of science / Stephen Wolfram
出版項 Champaign, IL : Wolfram Media, c2002
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  QA267.5.C45 W861 2002    30020100771882  在架上
稽核項 xiv, 1197 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
附註 Includes index
內容 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
附註 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
主題 Cellular automata
Computational complexity
國際標準書號 1579550088 (hbk.) : Gift