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1. What is Computation?
1. What is Computation?
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: MIT OpenCourseWare
Computation -CXC/CSEC Maths Past Paper questions and solutions
Computation -CXC/CSEC Maths Past Paper questions and solutions
Published: 2011/09/27
Channel: Duet Lewis FLN
CXC CSEC Exam Questions - Computation Part 1 (includes multiple choice)
CXC CSEC Exam Questions - Computation Part 1 (includes multiple choice)
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: CXC Math Mr Lennon
Teaching Computation in Math : Math Tips & Calculations
Teaching Computation in Math : Math Tips & Calculations
Published: 2013/06/25
Channel: eHowEducation
Dismantle - Computation
Dismantle - Computation
Published: 2011/09/12
Channel: SouthCoastVibes
Computation of Income Tax by Vijay Adarsh | Stay Learning | (HINDI)
Computation of Income Tax by Vijay Adarsh | Stay Learning | (HINDI)
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: StayLearning
Lecture 2: What is Meant by Computation?
Lecture 2: What is Meant by Computation?
Published: 2012/08/08
Channel: Allen Institute
TEDxCaltech - Tony Hey - Feynman and Computation
TEDxCaltech - Tony Hey - Feynman and Computation
Published: 2011/03/04
Channel: TEDx Talks
Theory Of Computation 61 -- Examples of Regular expressions
Theory Of Computation 61 -- Examples of Regular expressions
Published: 2014/06/28
Channel: Gate Lectures by Ravindrababu Ravula
Math Computation
Math Computation
Published: 2013/11/06
Channel: Michael Ivey
23. Computational Complexity
23. Computational Complexity
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: MIT OpenCourseWare
What is Computation -- Dr. Leslie Lamport, Microsoft
What is Computation -- Dr. Leslie Lamport, Microsoft
Published: 2011/06/12
Channel: Technion
Traverse Computations-Part 1
Traverse Computations-Part 1
Published: 2015/11/11
Channel: Scott Peterson
Understanding Computation
Understanding Computation
Published: 2013/01/30
Channel: O'Reilly
SSS Retirement Benefit / Pension Computation I Public Service
SSS Retirement Benefit / Pension Computation I Public Service
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: BuzzScoopBlog
Step-by-Step Computation of BMI : Exercising at the Gym
Step-by-Step Computation of BMI : Exercising at the Gym
Published: 2012/08/20
Channel: ehowhealth
How Computers Work: Computation (Part II)
How Computers Work: Computation (Part II)
Published: 2012/06/22
Channel: Joshua Hawcroft
Multi-Party Computation: From Theory to Practice
Multi-Party Computation: From Theory to Practice
Published: 2013/01/10
Channel: GoogleTechTalks
Laplacian computation example
Laplacian computation example
Published: 2016/05/31
Channel: Khan Academy
Computational Complexity
Computational Complexity
Published: 2015/10/07
Channel: CS50
Stephen Wolfram: The Future of Computation and Knowledge
Stephen Wolfram: The Future of Computation and Knowledge
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: itsallaboutmath
Computation with Percentages
Computation with Percentages
Published: 2014/01/07
Channel: Mometrix Academy
Theory Of Computation lecture 65
Theory Of Computation lecture 65
Published: 2014/07/18
Channel: Gate Lectures by Ravindrababu Ravula
13th Month Pay: Computation and Spending
13th Month Pay: Computation and Spending
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: UNTV News and Rescue
Evolutionary computation: Keith Downing at TEDxTrondheim
Evolutionary computation: Keith Downing at TEDxTrondheim
Published: 2013/11/04
Channel: TEDx Talks
Secure Multiparty Computation - Tal Rabin Technion lecture - Part 1
Secure Multiparty Computation - Tal Rabin Technion lecture - Part 1
Published: 2014/11/17
Channel: Technion
Usapang SSS: Retirement pension and pension computation
Usapang SSS: Retirement pension and pension computation
Published: 2016/10/10
Channel: PTV
Theory Of Computation 60
Theory Of Computation 60
Published: 2013/07/25
Channel: Gate Lectures by Ravindrababu Ravula
Quantum Computation for Quantum Chemistry: Status, Challenges, and Prospects - Session 1
Quantum Computation for Quantum Chemistry: Status, Challenges, and Prospects - Session 1
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: Microsoft Research
Computation != Changes in Architectural Practice? - Jens Pedersen
Computation != Changes in Architectural Practice? - Jens Pedersen
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: AA School of Architecture
28c3: The coming war on general computation
28c3: The coming war on general computation
Published: 2011/12/28
Channel: 28c3
The cellular basis of neural computation | Michael Hausser
The cellular basis of neural computation | Michael Hausser
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: World Economic Forum
Computation and the Future of Mathematics
Computation and the Future of Mathematics
Published: 2013/01/25
Channel: University of Oxford
SSS Monthly Pension Computation
SSS Monthly Pension Computation
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: zulu zulu
Theory Of Computation lecture 68
Theory Of Computation lecture 68
Published: 2014/07/21
Channel: Gate Lectures by Ravindrababu Ravula
Theory Of Computation 2, Construction of minimal DFA and problems
Theory Of Computation 2, Construction of minimal DFA and problems
Published: 2013/07/19
Channel: Gate Lectures by Ravindrababu Ravula
Q&A Series: How to Compute for your Maternity Benefit
Q&A Series: How to Compute for your Maternity Benefit
Published: 2013/01/11
Channel: Philippine Social Security System
Beyond Computation: The P vs NP Problem - Michael Sipser
Beyond Computation: The P vs NP Problem - Michael Sipser
Published: 2011/11/23
Channel: PoincareDuality
Tensorflow tutorials for beginners, 1: Creating Computation graphs
Tensorflow tutorials for beginners, 1: Creating Computation graphs
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: TheTutorGuy
Theory Of Computation Lecture 63--Conversion of Finite automata to Regular Expression and vice versa
Theory Of Computation Lecture 63--Conversion of Finite automata to Regular Expression and vice versa
Published: 2014/07/01
Channel: Gate Lectures by Ravindrababu Ravula
How to compute income tax using BIR
How to compute income tax using BIR's Tax Table
Published: 2015/05/14
Channel: AnsweringHowTo.com
Snake Eyes - Computation Remix - Bass Boosted
Snake Eyes - Computation Remix - Bass Boosted
Published: 2015/01/11
Channel: WrathfulBeatz
Theory Of Computation 3 , Construction of DFA and cross product of DFA
Theory Of Computation 3 , Construction of DFA and cross product of DFA
Published: 2014/05/08
Channel: Gate Lectures by Ravindrababu Ravula
The Power of Making: Craft, Computation, and Carnival. | Vernelle Noel Noel | TEDxPortofSpain
The Power of Making: Craft, Computation, and Carnival. | Vernelle Noel Noel | TEDxPortofSpain
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: TEDx Talks
Theory Of Computation 33,Introduction to NFA
Theory Of Computation 33,Introduction to NFA
Published: 2013/07/23
Channel: Gate Lectures by Ravindrababu Ravula
Theory Of Computation 34,Examples of NFA
Theory Of Computation 34,Examples of NFA
Published: 2014/05/08
Channel: Gate Lectures by Ravindrababu Ravula
Theory Of Computation 35,Conversion of NFA to DFA
Theory Of Computation 35,Conversion of NFA to DFA
Published: 2014/05/08
Channel: Gate Lectures by Ravindrababu Ravula
Achim Menges: Rethinking Materiality Through Computation in Architecture
Achim Menges: Rethinking Materiality Through Computation in Architecture
Published: 2014/04/10
Channel: Stockholms Arkitektförening / The Stockholm Association of Architects
2. Models of Computation, Document Distance
2. Models of Computation, Document Distance
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: MIT OpenCourseWare
Mathematical Modelling and Computation (MSc), DTU
Mathematical Modelling and Computation (MSc), DTU
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: DTUdk
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Computation is any type of calculation[1][2] that includes both arithmetical and non-arithmetical steps and follows a well-defined model understood and described as, for example, an algorithm.

The study of computation is paramount to the discipline of computer science.

Physical phenomenon[edit]

A computation can be seen as a purely physical phenomenon occurring inside a closed physical system called a computer. Examples of such physical systems include digital computers, mechanical computers, quantum computers, DNA computers, molecular computers, microfluidics-based computers, analog computers or wetware computers. This point of view is the one adopted by the branch of theoretical physics called the physics of computation as well as the field of natural computing.

An even more radical point of view is the postulate of digital physics that the evolution of the universe itself is a computation - pancomputationalism.

Accounts of computation[edit]

The mapping account[edit]

A classic account of computation is found throughout the works of Hilary Putnam and others. Peter Godfrey-Smith has dubbed this the “simple mapping account.”[3] Gualtiero Piccinini's summary of this account states that a physical system can be said to perform a specific computation when there is a mapping between the state of that system to the computation such that the “microphysical states [of the system] mirror the state transitions between the computational states.”[4]

The semantic account[edit]

Philosophers such as Jerry Fodor[5] have suggested various accounts of computation with the restriction that semantic content is a necessary condition for computation (that is, that what differentiates an arbitrary physical system from a computing system is that the operands of the computation represent something). This notion attempts to prevent the logical abstraction of the mapping account of pancomputationalism, or the idea that everything can be said to be computing everything.

The mechanistic account[edit]

Gualtiero Piccinini proposes an account of computation based in mechanical philosophy. It states that physical computing systems are types of mechanisms that, by design, perform physical computation, or “the manipulation (by a functional mechanism) of a medium-independent vehicle according to a rule.” Medium-independence allows for the use of physical variables with traits other than voltage (as in typical digital computers); this is imperative in considering other types of computation, such as that occurs in the brain or in a quantum computer. A rule, in this sense, provides a mapping among inputs, outputs, and internal states of the physical computing system. [6]

Mathematical models[edit]

In the theory of computation, a diversity of mathematical models of computers has been developed. Typical mathematical models of computers are the following:

Giunti (1997[7], ch. 1) calls the models studied by computation theory computational systems and he argues that all of them are mathematical dynamical systems with discrete time and discrete state space. Giunti (2017[8], pp. 179-80) maintains that a computational system is a complex object which consists of three parts. First, a mathematical dynamical systems DS with discrete time and discrete state space; second, a computational setup H = (F, BF), which is made up of a theoretical part F, and a real part BF; third, an interpretation IDS, H, which links the dynamical system DS with the setup H.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Computation from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  2. ^ "Computation: Definition and Synonyms from Answers.com". Answers.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Godfrey-Smith, P. (2009), "Triviality Arguments against Functionalism", Philosophical Studies, 145 (2): 273–95, doi:10.1007/s11098-008-9231-3 
  4. ^ Piccinini, Gualtiero (2015). Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 17. ISBN 9780199658855. 
  5. ^ Fodor, J. A. (1981), "The Mind-Body Problem", Scientific American, 244 (January 1981) 
  6. ^ Piccinini, Gualtiero (2015). Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 10. ISBN 9780199658855. 
  7. ^ Giunti, Marco (1997). Computation, Dynamics, and Cognition. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-509009-3. 
  8. ^ Giunti, Marco (2017), "What is a Physical Realization of a Computational System?", Isonomia -- Epistemologica, 9: 177–92, ISSN 2037-4348 

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