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Title:
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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