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- DescriptionComputer simulations help advance climatology, astrophysics, and other scientific disciplines. They are also at the crux of several high-profile cases of science in the news. How do simulation scientists, with little or direct observations, make decisions about what to represent? What is the nature of simulated evidence, and how do we evaluate its strength? Aimee Kendall Roundtree suggests answers in Computer Simulation, Rhetoric, and the Scientific Imagination. She interprets simulations in the sciences by uncovering the argumentative strategies that underpin the production and dissemination of simulated findings. She also explains how subjective and social influences do t diminish simulations' virtue or power to represent the real thing. Along the way, Roundtree situates computer simulations within the scientific imagination alongside paradoxes, thought experiments, and metaphors. A cogent rhetorical analysis, Computer Simulation, Rhetoric, and the Scientific Imagination engages scholars of the rhetoric of science, techlogy, and new and digital media, but it is also accessible to the general public interested in debates over hurricane preparedness and climate change.
- Author BiographyAimee Kendall Roundtree is associate professor of Professional Writing and Technical Communication at the University of Houston-Downtown.
- Author(s)Aimee Kendall Roundtree
- PublisherLexington Books
- Date of Publication11/12/2013
- SubjectComputing: Professional & Programming
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLexington Books
- Content Note6 black & white illustrations, 2 tables
- Weight358 g
- Width159 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine16 mm
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