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› Find signed collectible books: 'Cellular Automata And Complexity: Collected Papers'
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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› Find signed collectible books: 'Mathematica - a System for Doing Mathematics By Computer'
This book will be released simultaneously with Release 2.0 of Mathematica and will cover all the new features of Release 2.0. This new edition maintains the format of the original book and is the single most important user guide and reference for Mathematica--all users of Mathematica will need this edition. Includes 16 pages of full-color graphics.
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As both a highly readable tutorial and a definitive reference for over a million Mathematica users worldwide, this book covers every aspect of Mathematica. It is an essential resource for all users of Mathematica from beginners to experts. This expanded fifth edition presents Mathematica Version 5 for the first time and is important for anyone interested in the progress of advanced computing.
Included in this new edition are the following:
- Visual tour of key features
- Practical tutorial introduction
- Full descriptions of 1,200+ built-in functions
- Thousands of illustrative examples
- Easy-to-follow descriptive tables
- Essays highlighting key concepts
- Mathematica language tutorial
- Guide to symbolic programming
- Introduction to document-centered interfaces
- Guide to the MathLink API
- Notes on internal implementation
- Index with 10,000+ entries
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› Find signed collectible books: 'Mathematica: Reference Guide/for Mathematica Version 2'
This convenient guide is the authoritative reference for Mathematica, Version 2. Written by the principal architect of the system, Stephen Wolfram, the guide first appeared as the appendix in Wolfram's full book on Mathematica and is now available separately as a handy resource and companion to the system. Features * Convenient reference for Mathematica, Version 2 software * Written by the principal architect of Mathematica, Stephen Wolfram. 020151012XB04062001
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› Find signed collectible books: 'Mathematica: The Student Book'
This book is an adaptation of Stephen Wolfram's work, "Mathematica: A System for Doing Mathematics by Computer", second edition. This adaptation addresses the student's need for more concise and accessible information. The author has trimmed his book to nearly half its original length, focusing only on those functions and topics likely to be encountered in educational settings. At the same time, he has added examples to make certain discussions more understandable for students.
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› Find signed collectible books: 'Mathematica ® 3.0 Standard Add-on Packages'
The MATHEMATICA® Book is the definitive guide to the built-in functions of Mathematica 3.0. Mathematica 3.0 Standard Add-on Packages describes the 1000+ additional functions distributed with the full versions of the software package. Both a tutorial and a reference, this book has a place in every Mathematica user's library. Created by the Wolfram Research technical staff, this book gives users at all levels the in-depth information needed to take full advantage of the diverse range of packages that come with Mathematica 3.0.
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› Find signed collectible books: 'The MATHEMATICA ® Book, Version 3'
With over a million users around the world, the Mathematica ® software system created by Stephen Wolfram has defined the direction of technical computing for nearly a decade. With its major new document and computer language technology, the new version, Mathematica 3.0 takes the top-power capabilities of Mathematica and make them accessible to a vastly broader audience. This book presents this revolutionary new version of Mathematica. The Mathematica Book is a must-have purchase for anyone who wants to understand the revolutionary opportunities in science, technology, business and education made possible by Mathematica 3.0. This encompasses a broad audience of scientists and mathematicians; engineers; computer professionals; quantitative financial analysts; medical researchers; and students at high-school, college and graduate levels. Written by the creator of the system, The Mathematica Book includes both a tutorial introduction and complete reference information, and contains a comprehensive description of how to take advantage of Mathematica's ability to solve myriad technical computing problems and its powerful graphical and typesetting capabilities. Like previous editions, the book is sure to be found well-thumbed on the desks of many technical professionals and students around the world.
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With over a million users around the world, the Mathematica software system created by Stephen Wolfram has defined the direction of technical computing for the past decade. The enhanced text and hypertext processing and state-of-the-art numerical computation features ensure that Mathematica 4 takes scientific computing into the next century. New to this version: visual tour of key features, practical tutorial introduction, full descriptions of 1100 built-in functions, a thousand illustrative examples, easy-to-follow descriptive tables, essays highlighting key concepts, examples of data import and export, award-winning gallery of Mathematica graphics, gallery of mathematical typesetting, dictionary of 700 special characters, a complete guide to the MathLink API, notes on internal implementation, and an index with over 10,000 entries copublished with Wolfram Media.
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› Find signed collectible books: 'New Kind of Science: Notes from the Book'
Physics and computer science genius Stephen Wolfram, whose Mathematica computer language launched a multimillion-dollar company, now sets his sights on a more daunting goal: understanding the universe. Wolfram lets the world see his work in A New Kind of Science, a gorgeous, 1,280-page tome more than a decade in the making. With patience, insight, and self-confidence to spare, Wolfram outlines a fundamental new way of modeling complex systems.
On the frontier of complexity science since he was a boy, Wolfram is a champion of cellular automata--256 "programs" governed by simple nonmathematical rules. He points out that even the most complex equations fail to accurately model biological systems, but the simplest cellular automata can produce results straight out of nature--tree branches, stream eddies, and leopard spots, for instance. The graphics in A New Kind of Science show striking resemblance to the patterns we see in nature every day.
Wolfram wrote the book in a distinct style meant to make it easy to read, even for nontechies; a basic familiarity with logic is helpful but not essential. Readers will find themselves swept away by the elegant simplicity of Wolfram's ideas and the accidental artistry of the cellular automaton models. Whether or not Wolfram's revolution ultimately gives us the keys to the universe, his new science is absolutely awe-inspiring. --Therese Littleton
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› Find signed collectible books: 'Science Complexity /Wolfram'
Physics and computer science genius Stephen Wolfram, whose Mathematica computer language launched a multimillion-dollar company, now sets his sights on a more daunting goal: understanding the universe. A New Kind of Science is a gorgeous, 1,280-page tome more than a decade in the making. With patience, insight, and self-confidence to spare, Wolfram outlines a fundamental new way of modelling complex systems.
On the frontier of complexity science since he was a boy, Wolfram is a champion of cellular automata--256 "programs" governed by simple non-mathematical rules. He points out that even the most complex equations fail to accurately model biological systems, but the simplest cellular automata can produce results straight out of nature--tree branches, stream eddies, and leopard spots, for instance. The graphics in A New Kind of Science show striking resemblance to the patterns we see in nature every day.
Wolfram wrote the book in a distinct style meant to make it easy to read, even for non-techies; a basic familiarity with logic is helpful but not essential. Readers will find themselves swept away by the elegant simplicity of Wolfram's ideas and the accidental artistry of the cellular automaton models. Whether or not Wolfram's revolution ultimately gives us the keys to the universe, his new science is absolutely awe-inspiring. --Therese Littleton
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› Find signed collectible books: 'Theory and Application of Cellular Automata (Advanced Series on Complex Systems, Volume 1)'
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› Find signed collectible books: 'Theory and Applications of Cellular Automata (Including Selected Papers 1983-1986)'
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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› Find signed collectible books: 'Mathematica (French Edition)'
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