A New Kind of Science

Stephen Wolfram

  • 出版商: WOLFRAM
  • 出版日期: 2002-05-01
  • 售價: $1,937
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,840
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 1192
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 1579550088
  • ISBN-13: 9781579550080

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This long-awaited work from one of the world's most respected scientists 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.

Written with exceptional clarity, and illustrated by more than a thousand original pictures, this seminal book allows scientists and non-scientists alike to participate in what promises to be a major intellectual revolution.