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

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J. Wiley, 1997 - Computers - 256 pages
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"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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Contents

Up and Down the Electronic Gridiron Distant Suns
34
Thats Life? The Genesis Machine The Electronic Abacus
68
The Science of Surprise
83
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About the author (1997)

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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