Science, computers, and people : from the tree of mathematics / Stanislaw M. Ulam ; Mark C. Reynolds, Gian-Carlo Rota, editors ; with a preface by Martin Gardner.

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Variant title:

Science, computers & people

Imprint:

Boston : Birkhaüser, ©1986.

Description:

1 online resource (xxi, 264 pages) : illustrations

ISBN:

9781461598190

1461598192

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Contents

1 The Applicability of Mathematics

2 Physics for Mathematicians

3 Ideas of Space and Space-Time

4 Philosophical Implications of Some Recent Scientific Discoveries

5 A First Look at Computing: A Personal Retrospective

6 Computers in Mathematics

7 Experiments in Chess on Electronic Computing Machines: Some Early Efforts

8 Computations in Parallel

9 Patterns of Growth of Figures

10 More on Patterns of Growth

11 How to Formulate Mathematically the Problems of the Rate of Evolution

12 Some Further Ideas and Prospects in Biomathematics

13 Further Applications of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

14 Thermonuclear Devices

15 The Orion Project

16 John von Neumann, 1903-1957

17 Von Neumann: The Interaction of Mathematics and Computing

18 John von Neumann on Computers and the Brain

19 Gamow and Mathematics: Personal Reminiscences

20 Marian Smoluchowski and the Theory of Probabilities in Physics

21 Kazimierz Kuratowski

22 Stefan Banach

23 A Concluding Paean.

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