Feynman And Computation

1st Edition

Anthony Hey

CRC Press
Published June 27, 2002
Textbook - 464 Pages
ISBN 9780813340395 - CAT# K367029
Series: Frontiers in Physics

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $75.95

USD$60.76

SAVE ~$15.19

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Computational properties of use to biological organisms or to the construction of computers can emerge as collective properties of systems having a large number of simple equivalent components (or neurons). The physical meaning of content-addressable memory is described by an appropriate phase space flow of the state of a system. A model of such a system is given, based on aspects of neurobiology but readily adapted to integrated circuits. The collective properties of this model produce a content-addressable memory which correctly yields an entire memory from any subpart of sufficient size. The algorithm for the time evolution of the state of the system is based on asynchronous parallel processing. Additional emergent collective properties include some capacity for generalization, familiarity recognition, categorization, error correction, and time sequence retention. The collective properties are only weakly sensitive to details of the modeling or the failure of individual devices.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title