Computation and physics.

Escrito por a013687 | 25 Oct, 2008

(Draft article).

 

Let the essential analogies be

  • Computer = Physical system
  • Computation = Motion (change)
  • Input = Initial state
  • Rules = Laws of motion
  • Output = End state

Could you substitute the interrogation marks with a (the) pertinent concept? Feel free to extend this list even beyond the useful aspect.
  • Programming language = ?
  • Source code = ?

  • ? = Observation
  • ? = Experiment