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Quantum Information and Computation, Vol. 2, No. 5 (2002) 410{423 Rinton Press
 

Summary: Quantum Information and Computation, Vol. 2, No. 5 (2002) 410{423
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Rinton Press
BOOK REVIEW
on
A New Kind of Science
by Stephen Wolfram
Wolfram Media, Inc., May 2002
Hardcover $44.95 (1192 pages) ISBN: 1579550088
\Somebody says, `You know, you people always say that space is continuous.
How do you know when you get to a small enough dimension that there really
are enough points in between, that it isn't just a lot of dots separated by little
distances?' Or they say, `You know those quantum mechanical amplitudes you
told me about, they're so complicated and absurd, what makes you think those
are right? Maybe they aren't right.' Such remarks are obvious and are perfectly
clear to anybody who is working on this problem. It does not do any good to
point this out."
|Richard Feynman [1, p.161]
1. Introduction
A New Kind of Science [2], the 1280-page treatise by Mathematica creator Stephen Wol-

  

Source: Aaronson, Scott - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

Collections: Physics; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences