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This long-awaited work from one of the worlds most respected scientists presents a series of dramatic discoveries never before made public. Starting from a collection of simple computer experiments - illustrated in the book by striking computer graphics - Wolfram shows how their unexpected results force a whole new way of looking at the operation of our universe.Wolfram uses his approach to tackle a remarkable array of fundamental problems in science: from the origin of the Second Law of thermodynamics, to the development of complexity in biology, the computational limitations of mathematics, the possibility of a truly fundamental theory of physics, and the interplay between free will and determinism.Written with exceptional clarity, and illustrated by more than a thousand original pictures, this seminal book allows scientists and non-scientists alike to participate in what promises to be a major intellectual revolution.
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Stephen Wolfram (born 29 August 1959) is a British-American scientist known for his work in computer science, mathematics, and in theoretical physics.
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