Modeling Reality: How Computers Mirror Life includes CD-ROM

Modeling Reality: How Computers Mirror Life includes CD-ROM

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198531005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/06/2005
Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Warsaw University

University of Pisa

Table of Contents

1. From Building Blocks to Computers: Models and Modeling
2. The Game of Life: A Legendary Cellular Automaton
3. Heads or Tails: Probability of an Event
4. Galton's Board: Probability and Statistics
5. Twenty Questions: Probability and Information
6. Snowflakes: The Evolution of Dynamical Systems
7. The Lorenz Butterfly: Deterministic Chaos
8. From Cantor to Mandelbrot: Self-Similarity and Fractals
9. Typing Monkeys: Statistical Linguistics
10. The Bridges of Königsberg: Graph Theory
11. Prisoner's Dilemma: Game Theory
12. Let the Best Man Win: Genetic Algorithms
13. Computers Can Learn: Neural Networks
14. Unpredictable Individuals: Modeling Society
15. Universal Computer: The Turing Machine
16. Hal, R2D2 and Number 5: Artificial Intelligence
Epilog
Programs
Further Reading
Index

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