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The Frontiers Collection

Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering

Concepts - Practices - Perspectives

Authors: Duran, Juan M

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  •  A truly multidisciplinary look at one of the most important tools of modern scientific and engineering practice
  • Offers a large catalog of supplementary readings.
  • Distinguishes the variety of roles and reliability of simulation in different branches of science and engineering
  • Accessible to researchers in all fields as well as other scientifically literate readers
  • Author is a specialist in the philosophy of computer simulation
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About this book

This book addresses key conceptual issues relating to the modern scientific and engineering use of computer simulations. It analyses a broad set of questions, from the nature of computer simulations to their epistemological power, including the many scientific, social and ethics implications of using computer simulations. The book is written in an easily accessible narrative, one that weaves together philosophical questions and scientific technicalities. It will thus appeal equally to all academic scientists, engineers, and researchers in industry interested in questions (and conceivable answers) related to the general practice of computer simulations.

About the authors

Juan M. Durán is currently a lecturer at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). He has previously held several appointments, including research positions at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Argentina), and at the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, University of Stuttgart (Germany). He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Research Centre for Simulation Technology (Germany). He graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina) in philosophy and computer science.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Universe of Computer Simulations

    Pages 1-29

    Durán, Juan Manuel

  • Units of Analysis I: Models and Computer Simulations

    Pages 31-60

    Durán, Juan Manuel

  • Units of Analysis II: Laboratory Experimentation and Computer Simulations

    Pages 61-78

    Durán, Juan Manuel

  • Trusting Computer Simulations

    Pages 79-111

    Durán, Juan Manuel

  • Epistemic Functions of Computer Simulations

    Pages 113-145

    Durán, Juan Manuel

Buy this book

eBook 27,36 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90882-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 34,31 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90880-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering
Book Subtitle
Concepts - Practices - Perspectives
Authors
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90882-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90882-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90880-9
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 209
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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