This long awaited work from one of the world s most respected scientists presents a series of dramatic discoveries never before made public.Starting from a collection of simple computer experiments illustrated in the book by striking computer graphics Stephen Wolfram shows us how their unexpected results force a whole new way of looking at the operation of our universe.Wolfram uses his approach to tackle a remarkable array of fundamental problems in science, from the origins of apparent randomness in physical systems, to the development of complexity in biology, the ultimate scope and limitations of mathematics, the possibility of a truly fundamental theory of physics, the interplay between free will and determinism and the character of intelligence in the universe Written with exceptional clarity, and illustrated by nearly a thousand original pictures, this seminal book allows scientists and non scientists alike to participate in what promises to be a major intellectual revolution....
|Title||:||A New Kind of Science (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Wolfram Media, Inc 20 November 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||270 Pages|
|File Size||:||989 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A New Kind of Science (English Edition) Reviews
I was so disappointed that I bothered to write a review. The key concept of this book is the claim that from a cellular automata with simple rules something with inexplicable complexity can arise. Wolfram sells this as the most important finding of his scientific career. Furthermore it is sold as something new, that was unknown to science until his very discovery... This effect is known to anyone, who ever touched basic mathematics. Especially a professor of mathematics should know that. Especially for cellular automata this was shown by John Conway, years before this book.The title and most of the book implies that the content goes beyond the current state of mathematics, which it doesn't at any point.The book is one of the most outrageously arrogant "scientific" books i ever read. The content would be revolutationary (in pure mathematics) 100 years ago. And still it would not be a new kind of science. Rather a new branch of mathematics.
gefühlte zwanzigtausend seiten SELBSTBEWEIHRÄUCHERUNG eines wunderkindes. als wissenschaftler fällt einem das inflationär gebrauchte "ich" anstelle des "wir" schwer zu lesen. andererseits HAT wolfram das alles selber zusammengewerkelt. bin unschlüssig ob ich dieses werk empfehlen soll. einerseits ist es nicht auszuhalten andrerseits ist es voller wunder.
Um es vorweg zu nehmen: das Buch ist für alle, die sich mit zellulären Automaten beschäftigen, eine Bereicherung. Die 1200 Seiten sollten nicht abschrecken, man kann es getrost querlesen.Wolframs Kompendium verdient trotzdem nicht die volle Wertung, weil er in seiner Kernaussage zu populär und unspezifisch bleibt: beliebig komplexe Naturphänomene und Naturgesetze lassen sich auf kleinsten Skalen durch einfache, elementare Entwicklungsregeln beschreiben. Bis auf wenige Ausnahmen bleibt er dem Leser konkrete Beispiele einer Umsetzung und Anwendung seiner "neuen Art von Wissenschaft" jedoch schuldig.
I found the book and the material presented very interesting with tons of examples. Don't be surprised by the size of the book!
Habs meinem Sohn gekauft und der ist vollauf begeistert. er hat es erst online gelesen, aber für den Preis ist es als Buch einfach klasse. Aber nur für Mathefreaks.
Even it is a second-hand book, but it's almost like new.The paper is good and the price is amazing.I like it.
Nerviger ich-meiner-mir-mich Stil. Entsprechend fehlen dann auch Referenzen auf Quellen, was dem Buch einen unseriösen Anstrich verleiht. Viel zu viele Seiten für so wenig Neues - und überhaupt: für so wenig Inhalt. Mit Wissenschaft hat das jedenfalls nicht all zu viel zu tun.
I can't really assign stars: Five would be as meaningful as one. It is hard to know what to say about the book, and many reviews have been negative, some extremely so. The book generated several scholarly reviews in major math and science journals, but the reviewers couldn't agree on what the book is about, so I will not try to characterize it is a one-paragraph review. Wolfram tries to identify a simple idea that unifies major trends in science. Many reviewers say that the idea is not original,--- that it is far from new, and that Wolfram doesn't achieve his goal. Judge for yourself. Parts of the book read well, and other parts tend to rant, making it hard to see what the gist of the argument is. The camps of readers and reviewers are very divided. I would say, 'Why take sides!' To me, the book and the many reviews are fun to read, and they generated a lot of discussion. More than what can be said about most math books. So that was reason enough for me to buy the book. Very few of my colleagues will admit to having bought it, even if asked. Some positive features of Wolfram's book. * Opinionated discussions of points of history of science. * It is rare to get a book from a scientist which is personal, but I don't see what is wrong with it. You don't have to agree with the author. Actually, I don't but I had fun reading several parts of the book. * The book is about ideas rather than formulas... --- The book itself has a lot more negative reviews than positives and it seems to have inspired a cult of haters. I am neutral in this flaming war, but the book does have lots of weak points, I should say. No question about it. Its positives shouldn't get completely buried.