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These original papers on cellular automata and complexity, some of which are widely known in the scientific community, provide a highly readable account of what has become a major new field of science, with important implications for physics, biology, economics, computer science, and many other areas
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Are mathematical equations the best way to model nature? For many years it had been assumed that they were. But in the early 1980s, Stephen Wolfram made the radical proposal that one should instead build models that are based directly on simple computer programs. Wolfram made a detailed study of a class of such models known as cellular...