Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9783037340936 Will Publish April 2011

From Science to Computational Sciences

Studies in the History of Computing and its Influence on Today‘s Sciences

Edited by Gabriele Gramelsberger

From Science to Computational Sciences
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Edited by Gabriele Gramelsberger

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240 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9783037340936 Will Publish April 2011
Contents
I. INTRODUCTION

Gabriele Gramelsberger
A Brief Introduction to the Volume
From Science to Computational Sciences - A Science History and Philosophy Overview


II. ORIGINS OF SIMULATION AND RATIONAL PROGNOSIS

Sybille Krämer
Roots and Media of Computational Power. Some Remarks on the Genesis and Genius of Quantification in Early European Modernity

David Alan Grier
The Early Progress of Scientific Simulation

Thomas Brandstetter
Mimetic Experiments before the Invention of the Computer

Thomas Lange
Computer Simulation in the V2 Rocket Development

Peter Galison
Computer Simulations and the Trading Zone

Gabriele Gramelsberger
From Computation with Experiments to Experiments with Computation


III. REVERSE ENGINEERING OF NATURE BY NUMBERS

David Alan Grier
Towards A Definition of Simulation

Sergio Sismondo
Simulation as a New Style of Research: Iteration, Integration, and Instability

Johannes Lenhard
Artificial, False, and Performing Well

Erika Mansnerus
Explanatory and Predictive Functions of Simulation Modelling. Case: Haemophilus Influenzae type b Dynamic Transmission Models

Renate Mayntz
Research Technology, the Computer and Scientific Advance

Johann Feichter
The Earth System

Peter Bexte
Uncertainty in Grammar / The Grammar of Uncertainty. Some Remarks on the Future Perfect


IV. APPENDIX

Authors
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