Computer Simulations in Science

[Revised entry by Eric Winsberg on April 23, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Computer simulation was pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period
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[Revised entry by Eric Winsberg on April 23, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Computer simulation was pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period directly following World War II, and since then has become indispensable in a growing number of disciplines. The list of sciences that make extensive use of computer simulation has grown to include astrophysics, particle physics, materials science, engineering, fluid mechanics, climate science, evolutionary biology, ecology, economics, decision theory, medicine,...

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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