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On Computing The Fourth Great Scientific Domain

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ISBN-10: 0262018322

ISBN-13: 9780262018326

Edition: 2013

Authors: Paul S. Rosenbloom

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Computing isn't simply about hardware or software, or calculation or applications. Computing, writes Paul Rosenbloom, is an exciting and diverse, yet remarkably coherent, scientific enterprise that is highly multidisciplinary yet maintains a unique core of its own. In On Computing, Rosenbloom proposes that computing is a great scientific domain on a par with the physical, life, and social sciences. Rosenbloom introduces a relational approach for understanding computing, conceptualizing it in terms of forms of interaction and implementation, to reveal the hidden structures and connections among its disciplines. He argues for the continuing vitality of computing, surveying the leading edge in…    
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/2/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Paul S. Rosenbloom is Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California and Project Leader at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies.

The Computing Sciences
What Is Computing?
The Scope of the Computing Sciences
Pure Computing
Multidisciplinary Computing
The Relational Approach
The Metascience Expression Language
Implementing Computing (C/�)
Physical Computing (C/P)
Life Computing (C/L)
Social Computing (C/S)
Computational Implementation (�/C)
Computational Simulation (�/C)
(True) Computational Implementation (�/C)
Implementation Summary
Passive Computing Interactions
Influencing Active Computing (C←�)
Computing Actively Influencing (C→�)
Bidirectional Active Influence (C↔A)
Interaction Summary
Relational Macrostructures and Analyses
Mixed Worlds
Pursuing Science
Research Institutes
Academic Computing
Computing as a Great Scientific Domain
Great Scientific Domains
Best Inventions of the Year