The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation download free [PDF and Ebook] by Gary William Flake

The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation download free [PDF and Ebook] by Gary William Flake year 2000
  • Book name: The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation
  • Author: Gary William Flake
  • Release date: 2000/1/25
  • Publisher: MIT PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Computing
  • ISBN: 9780262561273
  • Rating: 7.13 of 10
  • Votes: 84
  • Review by: Harmony Bottoms
  • Review rating: 9.37 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/12
  • Total pages: 520
  • Includes a PDF summary of 42 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors.In this book Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors. Distinguishing 'agents' (e.g., molecules, cells, animals, and species) from their interactions (e.g., chemical reactions, immune system responses, sexual reproduction, and evolution), Flake argues that it is the computational properties of interactions that account for much of what we think of as 'beautiful' and 'interesting.' From this basic thesis, Flake explores what he considers to be today's four most interesting computational topics: fractals, chaos, complex systems, and adaptation.Each of the book's parts can be read independently, enabling even the casual reader to understand and work with the basic equations and programs. Yet the parts are bound together by the theme of the computer as a laboratory and a metaphor for understanding the universe. The inspired reader will experiment further with the ideas presented to create fractal landscapes, chaotic systems, artificial life forms, genetic algorithms, and artificial neural networks.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 29H19M20S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Fractal Geometry, Cybernetics & Systems Theory, Mathematical Theory Of Computation, Computer Science, Computer Programming / Software Development, Chaos Theory
  • Available formats: WORD, AZW, RB, PDF, DOCX, DOC, TXT, EPUB. Compressed in RAR, ISO, TBZ2, BZ, LZMA, Z, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 57.65 USD
  • Dimensions: 203x229x22mm
  • Weight: 907g
  • Printed by: Bradford Books
  • Published in: Massachusetts, United States
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