Chapter 1: The Foundations for a New Kind of Science

Section 1: An Outline of Basic Ideas

Mathematics in science Definition of mathematics Reasons for mathematics in science History of programs and nature Extensions of mathematics The role of logic Complexity and theology Artifacts and natural systems Complexity and science

Section 2: Relations to Other Areas

Mathematics Physics Biology Social and related sciences Computer science Philosophy Technology Scope of existing sciences

Section 3: Some Past Initiatives

Section 4: The Personal Story of the Science in This Book

Statistical physics cover My 1973 computer experiments Computer printouts Timeline Detailed history

From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]