Day: May 20, 2016

Simulation of science

Simulation of science

Simulation of science            05/20/16

 

As we have discussed about complex systems before, much of the natural world can not be predicted using simple mechanistic equations, but requires more complex theories instead. Now one may ask, how is it possible for scientists to utilize such complex theories? The answer lies in the fact that many scientists now a days use something called a simulation to control those systems. By recreating the theories as a computer model, scientists can be granted real time control of a particular situation. Simulations permeate every field of science, weather it be solar systems for astrophysics or earth systems in geology.