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Science in the Age of Computer Simulation
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Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Eric Winsberg

Abstract

Computer simulation was first pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period following World War II, but it has grown rapidly to become indispensible in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including astrophysics, high-energy physics, climate science, engineering, ecology, and economics. Digital computer simulation helps study phenomena of great complexity, but how much do we know about the limits and possibilities of this new scientific practice? How do simulations compare to traditional experiments? And are they reliable? This book seeks to answer these ... More

Keywords: computer simulation, astrophysics, high-energy physics, climate science, engineering, ecology, economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226902029
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226902050.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Winsberg, author