Would-be worlds: how simulation is changing the frontiers of science

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J. Wiley, 1997 - Computers - 256 pages
Critical acclaim for How Simulation Is Changing the Frontiers of Scienc

"John Casti is one of the great science writers of the 1990s." —San Francisco Examiner

"A popular account of the enormous change computers have brought to the everyday practice of science . . . an easy and enjoyable read." —Nature

"As we approach a new century, modelling through new mathematical insights and powerful computers grows apace . . . .John Casti has written a truly important book." —The Sunday Times

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WOULD-BE WORLDS: How Simulation is Changing the Frontiers of Science

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Computer simulation has arrived big time, in everything from movie effects to election forecasts; here's an expert's overview. Beginning with an attempt to predict the outcome of a Super Bowl, Casti ... Read full review


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JOHN L. CASTI is a member of the faculty of the Santa Fe Institute and a professor at the Technical University of Vienna. He is the author of Paradigms Lost, Searching for Certainty, Complexification, and Five Golden Rules (Wiley). He divides his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Vienna.

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