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Science, computers, and people : from the tree of mathematics

Author: Stanislaw M Ulam; Mark C Reynolds; Gian-Carlo Rota
Publisher: Boston : Birkhaüser, ©1986.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ulam, Stanislaw M.
Science, computers, and people.
Boston : Birkhaüser, ©1986
(OCoLC)610554129
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanislaw M Ulam; Mark C Reynolds; Gian-Carlo Rota
ISBN: 081763276X 9780817632762 376433276X 9783764332761
OCLC Number: 11260216
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Other Titles: Science, computers & people
Responsibility: Stanislaw M. Ulam ; Mark C. Reynolds, Gian-Carlo Rota, editors ; with a preface by Martin Gardner.

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