Beyond continuous mathematics and traditional scientific analysis: Understanding and mining Wolfram's A New Kind of Science

@article{McDowell2009BeyondCM,
  title={Beyond continuous mathematics and traditional scientific analysis: Understanding and mining Wolfram's A New Kind of Science},
  author={J. McDowell and A. Popa},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2009},
  volume={81},
  pages={343-352}
}
  • J. McDowell, A. Popa
  • Published 2009
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Behavioural Processes
  • In A New Kind of Science, Stephen Wolfram recommends abandoning traditional scientific analysis and the continuous mathematical description that it affords in favor of the study of simple rules. He focuses on a machine known as a cellular automaton as the prototype generator of complex phenomena such as those we see in nature. The simplest cellular automaton consists of a row of cells, each existing in one of two states. The states of the cells are updated from moment to moment by simple rules… CONTINUE READING
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