. Wolfram uses his approach to tackle a remarkable array of fundamental problems in science, from the origins of apparent randomness in physical systems, the ultimate scope and limitations of mathematics, the possibility of a truly fundamental theory of physics, to the development of complexity in biology, the interplay between free will and determinism and the character of intelligence in the universe.
A New Kind of Science #ad - This long-awaited work from one of the world's most respected scientists presents a series of dramatic discoveries never before made public.
Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable PeopleWolfram Media, Inc. #ad - From his recollections about working with richard feynman to his insights about how Alan Turing's work has unleashed generations of innovation to the true role of Ada Lovelace in the history of computing, Wolfram takes the reader into the minds and lives of great thinkers and creators of the past few centuries and shows how great achievements can arise from dramatically different personalities and life trajectories.
This book of thoroughly engaging essays from one of today's most prodigious innovators provides a uniquely personal perspective on the lives and achievements of a selection of intriguing figures from the history of science and technology. Weaving together his immersive interest in people and history with insights gathered from his own experiences, Stephen Wolfram gives an ennobling look at some of the individuals whose ideas and creations have helped shape our world today.
Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People #ad - Contents: prefacerichard feynmankurt gödelalan turingjohn von NeumannGeorge BooleAda LovelaceGottfried LeibnizBenoit MandelbrotSteve JobsMarvin MinskyRussell TowleBertrand RussellAlfred WhiteheadRichard CrandallSrinivasa RamanujanSolomon Golomb.
Computation and the Future of the Human ConditionWolfram Media, Inc. #ad - Stephen wolfram is the creator of mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha and the author of A New Kind of Science and An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language. Wolfram dives into his theories of computation and the universe. Take a look at this short excerpt from the ebook computation and the Future of the Human Condition: “In traditional engineering, one starts with some purpose in mind, then explicitly tries to construct a system that achieves that purpose.
And typically at each step one insists on foreseeing what the system will do. With the result that the system must always be quite computationally reducible. But in the computational universe there are lots of systems that aren’t computationally reducible. So can we use these systems for technology?The answer is absolutely yes.
Computation and the Future of the Human Condition #ad - Sometimes we look at the systems and realize that there’s some purpose for which they can be used. But more often, we first identify a purpose, and then start searching the computational universe for systems that can achieve that purpose. Things like this have been done a little in traditional engineering—even, say, withEdison searching for his light-bulb filaments.
But it’s vastly more efficient and streamlined in the computational universe. In this short ebook, Dr.
Adventures of a Computational ExplorerWolfram Media #ad - In this lively book of essays, Wolfram takes the reader along on some of his most surprising and engaging intellectual adventures. From science consulting for a hollywood movie, solving problems of ai ethics, hunting for the source of an unusual polyhedron, to finding the fundamental theory of physics and exploring the digits of pi, communicating with extraterrestrials, Adventures of a Computational Explorer captures the infectious energy and curiosity of one of the great pioneers of the computational world.
Adventures of a Computational Explorer #ad - Through his pioneering work in science, technology and language design, Stephen Wolfram has developed his own signature way of thinking about an impressive range of subjects.
An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram LanguageWolfram Media, Inc. #ad - It assumes no prior knowledge of programming, and is suitable for both technical and non-technical college and high-school students, as well as anyone with an interest in the latest technology and its practical application. This book provides an elementary introduction to the Wolfram Language and modern computational thinking.
. The wolfram language represents a major advance in programming languages that makes leading-edge computation accessible to everyone. Unique in its approach of building in vast knowledge and automation, the Wolfram Language scales from a single line of easy-to-understand interactive code to million-line production systems.
On the Quest for Computable KnowledgeWolfram Media, Inc. #ad - Notable figures include: pythagoras, john von Neumann, Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, Galileo, Carl Linnaeus, Archimedes, and many others. Wolfram discusses the history of computation from its earliest beginnings to current applications and the emergence of computable knowledge.
How to Teach Computational ThinkingWolfram Media, Inc. #ad - Wolfram defines computational thinking as "formulating things with enough clarity that one can tell a computer how to do them. Computational thinking provides the most direct link possible between idea and implementation, without the repetitiveness and minutia of basic programming languages. The wolfram language is free for anyone with a web browser to experiment with and use.
How to Teach Computational Thinking #ad - Stephen wolfram, author of a new kind of Science and Idea Makers and creator of Wolfram|Alpha, says the answer is computational thinking. In a world where jobs are continually being outsourced to machines and algorithms, the question of how best to educate the next generation becomes more important with every year.
Wolfram walks the reader through the basics of the Wolfram Language, encouraging young minds to embrace these concepts, while allowing them to creatively explore beautiful visualizations and actual working code.
Complexity: A Guided TourOxford University Press #ad - Based on her work at the santa fe institute and drawing on its interdisciplinary strategies, technological, Mitchell brings clarity to the workings of complexity across a broad range of biological, and social phenomena, seeking out the general principles or laws that apply to all of them. What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex as consciousness? In this remarkably clear and companionable book, leading complex systems scientist Melanie Mitchell provides an intimate tour of the sciences of complexity, organized, a broad set of efforts that seek to explain how large-scale complex, and adaptive behavior can emerge from simple interactions among myriad individuals.
Complexity: A Guided Tour #ad - Richly illustrated, complexity: a guided tour--winner of the 2010 phi beta kappa Book Award in Science--offers a wide-ranging overview of the ideas underlying complex systems science, the current research at the forefront of this field, and the prospects for its contribution to solving some of the most important scientific questions of our time.
Worlds Hidden in Plain Sight: The Evolving Idea of Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute, 1984-2019 CompassSFI Press #ad - This volume collects essays from the past thirty years of research, in which contributors explain in clear and accessible language many of the deepest challenges and insights of complexity science. Explore the evolution of complex systems science with chapters from Nobel Laureates Murray Gell-Mann and Kenneth Arrow, Robert May, Richard Lewontin, Brian Arthur, as well as numerous pioneering complexity researchers, Jennifer Dunne, including John Holland, and Geoffrey West.
. Over the last three decades, the Santa Fe Institute and its network of researchers have been pursuing a revolution in science. Ignoring the boundaries of disciplines and schools and searching for novel fundamental ideas, theories, and practices, this international community integrates the full range of scientific inquiries that will help us to understand and survive on a complex planet.
Cellular Automata And Complexity: Collected PapersCRC Press #ad - 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. This book is a collection of Wolfram's original papers on cellular automata and complexity.
Wolfram made a detailed study of a class of such models known as cellular automata, the behaviour they produce can be highly complex, and discovered a remarkable fact: that even when the underlying rules are very simple, and can mimic many features of what we see in nature. Together, with important implications for physics, the papers provide a highly readable account of what has become a major new field of science, biology, economics, computer science and many other areas.
Cellular Automata And Complexity: Collected Papers #ad - And based on this result, Wolfram began a program of research to develop what he called A Science of Complexity. The results of wolfram's 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.
Some of these papers are widely known in the scientific community others have never been published before.
Hands-On Start to Wolfram Mathematica: and Programming with the Wolfram LanguageWolfram Media, Inc. #ad - Readers get detailed instruction with examples for interactive learning and end-of-chapter exercises. It puts to rest, once and for all, the frequently heard claim that Mathematica is difficult and not accessible to the school and college levels of our computational universe. Fred szabo: concordia university in montreal, from my lowest-level high-school honors chemistry classes to my most advanced classes in computational chemistry, author of Actuaries' Survival GuideMathematica has had a transformative effect on my teaching and on student learning in all of my classes, computational medicinal chemistry and scientific programming.
Hands-On Start to Wolfram Mathematica: and Programming with the Wolfram Language #ad - The goal is to provide a hands-on experience introducing the breadth of Mathematica with a focus on ease of use. For more than 25 years, students, educators, Mathematica has been the principal computation environment for millions of innovators, and others around the world. Robert gotwals: north Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
This book is an introduction to Mathematica. Each chapter also contains authors' tips from their combined 50+ years of Mathematica use. This book is a much-needed complement to existing support material for Mathematica in particular, and Wolfram technologies in general.