Richard Hamming: Chapter 19. Modeling - II

"The purpose of this course is to prepare you for your technical future."
Richard Hamming: Chapter 19. Modeling - II Hello, Habr. Remember the awesome article "You and your work" (+21? 2442 in bookmarks, 389k of readings)?
So Hamming (yes, yes, self-controlling and self-correcting Hamming codes ) Is the whole book based on his lectures. We translate it, because the peasant is talking.
This book is not just about IT, it's a book about the thinking style of incredibly cool people. "This is not just a charge of positive thinking; it describes the conditions that increase the chances of doing a great job. "
We have already translated 22 (out of 30) chapters. And we are working over the publication "in paper".

Chapter 19. Modeling - II

(For the transfer of thanks to V.Pinchuk, who responded to my call in the "previous chapter.") Who wants to help with the translation - write in a personal or email [email protected]
Now we turn to the question of the reliability of modeling. I think it's appropriate to start with a quote from the summer conference in 1975 on computer modeling:
"Computer modeling is now widely spread to analyze system models and evaluate theoretical solutions to observed problems. Because responsible decisions must be based on modeling, it is important that its validity is checked and that its adherents are able to describe the level of authenticity of the presentation they have reached. "
But, unfortunately, often on the reliability of the results of modeling you will be told how much effort was spent on this, how big and fast the computer was used, how important this task is, and other things that have absolutely nothing to do with the question.
I would designate the problem somewhat differently:
Why should someone believe in the relevance of modeling?
"The Dream Machine: The History of the Computer Revolution" )
Contents of the book and translated chapters [/b]
Intro to The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn (March 2? 1995) Translation: Chapter 1
"Foundations of the Digital (Discrete) Revolution" (March 3? 1995) Chapter 2. Fundamentals of the digital (discrete) revolution
"History of Computers - Hardware" (March 3? 1995) Chapter 3. The history of computers - iron
"History of Computers - Software" (April ? 1995) Chapter 4. History of Computers - Software
"History of Computers - Applications" (April ? 1995) Chapter 5. The history of computers - practical application
"Artificial Intelligence - Part I" (April ? 1995) Chapter 6. Artificial intelligence - 1
"Artificial Intelligence - Part II" (April 1? 1995) (ready)
"Artificial Intelligence III" (April 1? 1995) Chapter 8. Artificial Intelligence-III
"N-Dimensional Space" (April 1? 1995) Chapter 9. The N-dimensional space
"Coding Theory - The Representation of Information, Part I" (April 1? 1995) (the interpreter disappeared: ((() .
"Coding Theory - The Representation of Information, Part II" (April 2? 1995)
"Error-Correcting Codes" (April 2? 1995) (ready)
"Information Theory" (April 2? 1995) (the interpreter disappeared: ((() .
"Digital Filters, Part I" (April 2? 1995) Chapter 14. Digital filters - 1
"Digital Filters, Part II" (April 2? 1995) Chapter 15. Digital filters - 2
"Digital Filters, Part III" (May ? 1995) Chapter 16. Digital filters - 3
"Digital Filters, Part IV" (May ? 1995) ready
"Simulation, Part I" (May ? 1995) (in the work)
"Simulation, Part II" (May ? 1995) Chapter 19. Modeling - II
"Simulation, Part III" (May 1? 1995)
"Fiber Optics" (May 1? 1995) Chapter 21. Fiber optics
"Computer Aided Instruction" (May 1? 1995) (the interpreter disappeared: ((() .
"Mathematics" (May 1? 1995) Chapter 23. Mathematics
"Quantum Mechanics" (May 1? 1995) Chapter 24. Quantum mechanics
"Creativity" (May 2? 1995). Translation: Chapter 25. Creativity
"Experts" (May 2? 1995) Chapter 26. Experts
"Unreliable Data" (May 2? 1995) Chapter 27. Inaccurate data
"Systems Engineering" (May 3? 1995) Chapter 28. System Engineering
"You Get What You Measure" (June ? 1995) Chapter 29. You get what you measure
"How Do We Know What We Know" (June ? 1995) the translator disappeared: ((( .
Hamming, "You and Your Research" (June ? 1995). Translation: You and your work
Who wants to help with the translation, layout and publication of the book - write in a personal or email [email protected]
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