Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Juan Manuel Durán
    Pages 1-29
  3. Juan Manuel Durán
    Pages 79-111
  4. Juan Manuel Durán
    Pages 113-145
  5. Juan Manuel Durán
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  6. Juan Manuel Durán
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-209

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.


Philosophy of Computer Simulations Simulating Complexity Simulation and Epistemology Simulation and Knowledge Simulations in Engineering Simulations in Natural Science Verification and Reliability of Simulations Visualization of Simulation Data

Authors and affiliations

  • Juan Manuel Durán
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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