From Models to Simulations

1st Edition

Franck Varenne

Routledge
Published September 6, 2018
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781138065215 - CAT# Y332080
Series: History and Philosophy of Technoscience

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Summary

This book analyses the impact computerization has had on contemporary science and explains the origins, technical nature and epistemological consequences of the current decisive interplay between technology and science: an intertwining of formalism, computation, data acquisition, data and visualization and how these factors have led to the spread of simulation models since the 1950s.

Using historical, comparative and interpretative case studies from a range of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on the case of plant studies, the author shows how and why computers, data treatment devices and programming languages have occasioned a gradual but irresistible and massive shift from mathematical models to computer simulations.

 

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