Chapter 1: The Foundations for a New Kind of Science

Section 2: Relations to Other Areas

Computer science

Chapter 11 as well as parts of Chapter 12 (especially pages 753-771) address foundational issues in computer science. Chapter 3 uses standard computer science models such as Turing machines and register machines as examples of simple programs. In many places in the book—especially these notes—I discuss all sorts of specific problems and issues of direct relevance to current computer science. Examples include cryptography (pages 598-606), Boolean functions (pages 616-619 and 806-814), user interfaces (page 1102) and quantum computing (page 1147).

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