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Modeling Reality: How Computers Mirror Life

Iwo Bialynicki-Birula and Iwona Bialynicka-Birula


This book covers a wide range of subjects concerning the use of computer modeling to solve a diverse set of problems. The book covers some advanced topics (cellular automata, Shannon measure of information content, dynamical systems, deterministic chaos, fractals, statistical linguistics, game theory, neural networks, genetic algorithms, Turing machines, and artificial intelligence). These advanced subjects are explained in terms of well known simple concepts such as the Game of Life, probability and statistics, Galton's board, Shannon's formula, game of twenty questions, game theory, and a fo ... More

Keywords: computer modeling, game theory, statistical linguistics, dynamical systems, cellular automata, fractals, genetic algorithms, neural networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198531005
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iwo Bialynicki-Birula, author
Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences and Warsaw University

Iwona Bialynicka-Birula, author
Galileo Galilei School, University of Pisa