The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation

4,32 valoración promedio
( 179 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780262561273: The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation

"Simulation," writes Gary Flake in his preface, "becomes a form of experimentation in a universe of theories. The primary purpose of this book is to celebrate this fact."In this book, Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors. Distinguishing "agents" (e.g., molecules, cells, animals, and species) from their interactions (e.g., chemical reactions, immune system responses, sexual reproduction, and evolution), Flake argues that it is the computational properties of interactions that account for much of what we think of as "beautiful" and "interesting." From this basic thesis, Flake explores what he considers to be today's four most interesting computational topics: fractals, chaos, complex systems, and adaptation.

Each of the book's parts can be read independently, enabling even the casual reader to understand and work with the basic equations and programs. Yet the parts are bound together by the theme of the computer as a laboratory and a metaphor for understanding the universe. The inspired reader will experiment further with the ideas presented to create fractal landscapes, chaotic systems, artificial life forms, genetic algorithms, and artificial neural networks.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Gary William Flake is a Scientist at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

Review:

This book is a delight.

(Barak Pearlmutter, University of New Mexico)

This delightful book illustrates beautifully the paradigm shift in physics from writing equations and solving them to computer modeling and experimentation.

(Greg Chaitin, author of The Limits of Mathematics)

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Gary William Flake
ISBN 10: 0262561271 ISBN 13: 9780262561273
Nuevos Cantidad: 3
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97802625612730000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 30,87
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Gary W Flake
Editorial: MIT 2000-03-01, Cambridge, Mass. |London (2000)
ISBN 10: 0262561271 ISBN 13: 9780262561273
Nuevos paperback Cantidad: 5
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT 2000-03-01, Cambridge, Mass. |London, 2000. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780262561273

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 36,82
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,29
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Gary William Flake
Editorial: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0262561271 ISBN 13: 9780262561273
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Simulation, writes Gary Flake in his preface, becomes a form of experimentation in a universe of theories. The primary purpose of this book is to celebrate this fact. In this book, Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors. Distinguishing agents (e.g., molecules, cells, animals, and species) from their interactions (e.g., chemical reactions, immune system responses, sexual reproduction, and evolution), Flake argues that it is the computational properties of interactions that account for much of what we think of as beautiful and interesting. From this basic thesis, Flake explores what he considers to be today s four most interesting computational topics: fractals, chaos, complex systems, and adaptation.Each of the book s parts can be read independently, enabling even the casual reader to understand and work with the basic equations and programs. Yet the parts are bound together by the theme of the computer as a laboratory and a metaphor for understanding the universe. The inspired reader will experiment further with the ideas presented to create fractal landscapes, chaotic systems, artificial life forms, genetic algorithms, and artificial neural networks. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780262561273

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 40,33
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Gary William Flake
Editorial: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0262561271 ISBN 13: 9780262561273
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Simulation, writes Gary Flake in his preface, becomes a form of experimentation in a universe of theories. The primary purpose of this book is to celebrate this fact. In this book, Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors. Distinguishing agents (e.g., molecules, cells, animals, and species) from their interactions (e.g., chemical reactions, immune system responses, sexual reproduction, and evolution), Flake argues that it is the computational properties of interactions that account for much of what we think of as beautiful and interesting. From this basic thesis, Flake explores what he considers to be today s four most interesting computational topics: fractals, chaos, complex systems, and adaptation.Each of the book s parts can be read independently, enabling even the casual reader to understand and work with the basic equations and programs. Yet the parts are bound together by the theme of the computer as a laboratory and a metaphor for understanding the universe. The inspired reader will experiment further with the ideas presented to create fractal landscapes, chaotic systems, artificial life forms, genetic algorithms, and artificial neural networks. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780262561273

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 40,67
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Flake, Gary William
Editorial: MIT Press Ltd (2000)
ISBN 10: 0262561271 ISBN 13: 9780262561273
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 12
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press Ltd, 2000. Estado de conservación: New. 2000. Reprint. Paperback. Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors. Num Pages: 520 pages, 173. BIC Classification: GPFC; PBMX; PBWS; UYA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 227 x 202 x 24. Weight in Grams: 930. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780262561273

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 40,97
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Flake, William Gary
Editorial: MIT Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0262561271 ISBN 13: 9780262561273
Nuevos Cantidad: 12
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press, 2000. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería BB-9780262561273

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 32,26
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 9,86
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Flake, Gary William
Editorial: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 0262561271 ISBN 13: 9780262561273
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 12
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press Ltd. Estado de conservación: New. 2000. Reprint. Paperback. Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors. Num Pages: 520 pages, 173. BIC Classification: GPFC; PBMX; PBWS; UYA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 227 x 202 x 24. Weight in Grams: 930. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780262561273

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 43,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

William Gary Flake
Editorial: Mit University Press Group Ltd (2000)
ISBN 10: 0262561271 ISBN 13: 9780262561273
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 3
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Mit University Press Group Ltd, 2000. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería EH9780262561273

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 43,68
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Gary William Flake
ISBN 10: 0262561271 ISBN 13: 9780262561273
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0262561271. Nº de ref. de la librería ST0262561271

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 47,95
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Gary William Flake
Editorial: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 0262561271 ISBN 13: 9780262561273
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press Ltd. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems and Adaptation, Gary William Flake, "Simulation," writes Gary Flake in his preface, "becomes a form of experimentation in a universe of theories. The primary purpose of this book is to celebrate this fact."In this book, Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors. Distinguishing "agents" (e.g., molecules, cells, animals, and species) from their interactions (e.g., chemical reactions, immune system responses, sexual reproduction, and evolution), Flake argues that it is the computational properties of interactions that account for much of what we think of as "beautiful" and "interesting." From this basic thesis, Flake explores what he considers to be today's four most interesting computational topics: fractals, chaos, complex systems, and adaptation. Each of the book's parts can be read independently, enabling even the casual reader to understand and work with the basic equations and programs. Yet the parts are bound together by the theme of the computer as a laboratory and a metaphor for understanding the universe. The inspired reader will experiment further with the ideas presented to create fractal landscapes, chaotic systems, artificial life forms, genetic algorithms, and artificial neural networks. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780262561273

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 40,34
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,62
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda