Phase Change: The Computer Revolution in Science and Mathematics

Oxford University Press (2003)
Abstract
Robertson's earlier work, The New Renaissance projected the likely future impact of computers in changing our culture. Phase Change builds on and deepens his assessment of the role of the computer as a tool driving profound change by examining the role of computers in changing the face of the sciences and mathematics. He shows that paradigm shifts in understanding in science have generally been triggered by the availability of new tools, allowing the investigator a new way of seeing into questions that had not earlier been amenable to scientific probing.
Keywords Science Philosophy  Paradigm (Theory of knowledge  Science Data processing  Mathematics Data processing
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Call number Q175.R5224 2003
ISBN(s) 0195157486   9780195157482
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