Browsing AI Memos (1959  2004) by Author "Abelson, Harold"
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The Bifurcation Interpreter: A Step Towards the Automatic Analysis of Dynamical Systems
Abelson, Harold (19890901)The Bifurcation Interpreter is a computer program that autonomously explores the steadystate orbits of oneparameter families of periodically driven oscillators. To report its findings, the Interpreter generates ... 
Computational Geometry of Linear Threshold Functions
Abelson, Harold (19760701)Linear threshold machines are defined to be those whose computations are based on the outputs of a set of linear threshold decision elements. The number of such elements is called the rank of the machine. An analysis ... 
The Dynamicist's Workbench: I Automatic Preparation of Numerical Experiments
Abelson, Harold; Sussman, Gerald Jay (19870501)The dynamicist's workbench is a system for automating some of the work of experimental dynamics. We describe a portion of our system that deals with the setting up and execution of numerical simulations. This part of ... 
Intelligence in Scientific Computing
Abelson, Harold; Eisenberg, Michael; Halfact, Mathew; Katzenelson, Jacob; Sacks, Elisha; e.a. (19881101)Combining numerical techniques with ideas from symbolic computation and with methods incorporating knowledge of science and mathematics leads to a new category of intelligent computational tools for scientists and ... 
Lisp: A Language for Stratified Design
Abelson, Harold; Sussman, Gerald Jay (19870801)We exhibit programs that illustrate the power of Lisp as a language for expressing the design and organization of computational systems. The examples are chosen to highlight the importance of abstraction in program ... 
Student Science Training Program in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
Abelson, Harold; diSessa, Andy (19760901)During the summer of 1976, the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Laboratory sponsored a Student Science Training Program in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science for high ability ... 
The Supercomputer Toolkit and Its Applications
Abelson, Harold; Berlin, Andrew A.; Katzenelson, Jacob; McAllister, William H.; Rozas, Guillermo J.; e.a. (19900701)The Supercomputer Toolkit is a proposed family of standard hardware and software components from which specialpurpose machines can be easily configured. Using the Toolkit, a scientist or an engineer, starting with a ... 
Towards a Theory of Local and Global in Computation
Abelson, Harold (19770901)We formulate the rudiments of a method for assessing the difficulty of dividing a computational problem into "independent simpler parts." This work illustrates measures of complexity which attempt to capture the ... 
Velocity Space and the Geometry of Planetary Orbits
Abelson, Harold; diSessa, Andrea; Rudolph, Lee (19741201)We develop a theory of orbits for the inversesquare central force law which differs considerably from the usual deductive approach. In particular, we make no explicit use of calculus. By beginning with qualitative ...