Article ID: CBB001023789

An Instrument for What? Digital Computers, Simulation and Scientific Practice (2010)


Parker, Wendy S. (Author)

Spontaneous Generations
Volume: 4
Pages: 39--44

Publication Date: 2010
Edition Details: Part of a special issue, “Scientific Instruments: Knowledge, Practice, and Culture”
Language: English

As a device used by scientists in the course of performing research, the digital computer might be considered a scientific instrument. But if so, what is it an instrument for? This paper explores a number of answers to this question, focusing on the use of computers in a simulating mode.

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Authors & Contributors
Krantzler, Patricia Biondi
Krantzler, Mel
Glazier, Loss Pequeño
Golub, Gene H.
Moler, Cleve
Dongarra, Jack
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Spontaneous Generations
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Der Globusfreund: Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Globen- und Instrumentenkunde
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
University of Chicago Press
Prometheus Books
University of Alabama Press
LIT Verlag
Oxford University Press
Computers and computing
Computer Simulation
Models and modeling in science
Technology and literature
Communications, digital
Computer science
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
California (U.S.)
United States
Jōhō Shori Gakkai (Japan) -- Information Processing Society of Japan

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