Computational Modeling

What a very interesting concept for a course!

"What is this class about?

Complexity science, data structures and algorithms, intermediate programming in Python, and the philosophy of science: This book focuses on discrete models, which include graphs, cellular automata, and agent-based models. They are often characterized by structure, rules and transitions rather than by equations. They tend to be more abstract than continuous models; in some cases there is no direct correspondence between the model and a physical system. Complexity science is an interdiscipinary field---at the intersection of mathematics, computer science and physics---that focuses on these kinds of models.

" see here.

**And the core idea behind this course is: **

"*Computation is changing the nature of science and the way we understand the world.*

*The foundation of science is the use of abstract models to explain and predict the behavior of natural systems.*

*For any system there are many possible models, and choosing which model to use depends on many factors.*

*Over time, the criteria for preferring one model over another change. The center of mass of acceptable models moves along a number of axes.*"

Terrific stuff, really. And I actually have read most of the literature listed here :D :D

## Sunday, October 20, 2013

### Computational Modeling - COURSE

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