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The Resource The recursive universe : cosmic complexity and the limits of scientific knowledge, William Poundstone, (electronic resource eBook)

The recursive universe : cosmic complexity and the limits of scientific knowledge, William Poundstone, (electronic resource eBook)

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The recursive universe : cosmic complexity and the limits of scientific knowledge
Title
The recursive universe
Title remainder
cosmic complexity and the limits of scientific knowledge
Statement of responsibility
William Poundstone
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fascinating popular science journey explores key concepts in information theory in terms of Conway's Game of Life program. The author explains the application of natural law to a random system and demonstrates the necessity of limits. Other topics include the limits of knowledge, paradox of complexity, Maxwell's demon, Big Bang theory, and much more. 1985 edition
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Poundstone, William
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q325
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Self-organizing systems
  • Machine theory
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Science
  • Universe
Label
The recursive universe : cosmic complexity and the limits of scientific knowledge, William Poundstone, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=1507155
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Complexity and simplicity -- The life universe -- Maxwell's demon -- Gliders and spaceships -- Information and structure -- Unlimited growth -- Physics as recursion -- Recursive games -- Big bang and heat death -- Random fields -- Von Neumann and self-reproducing machines -- Self-reproducing life patterns -- The recursive universe
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Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780486315799
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
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e2c68999-9ef5-49ed-bcbf-06d245896e45
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
Label
The recursive universe : cosmic complexity and the limits of scientific knowledge, William Poundstone, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=1507155
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Complexity and simplicity -- The life universe -- Maxwell's demon -- Gliders and spaceships -- Information and structure -- Unlimited growth -- Physics as recursion -- Recursive games -- Big bang and heat death -- Random fields -- Von Neumann and self-reproducing machines -- Self-reproducing life patterns -- The recursive universe
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780486315799
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e2c68999-9ef5-49ed-bcbf-06d245896e45
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions

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