Turing machine
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A Turing machine is an abstract machine that manipulates symbols on a strip of tape according to a table of rules; to be more exact, it is a mathematical model of computation that defines such a device.
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See also
- Algorithm, for a brief history of some of the inventions and the mathematics leading to Turing's definition of what he called his "a-machine"
- Arithmetical hierarchy
- Bekenstein bound, showing the impossibility of infinite-tape Turing machines of finite size and bounded energy
- BlooP and FlooP
- Busy beaver
- Chaitin constant or Omega (computer science) for information relating to the halting problem
- Church–Turing thesis, which says Turing machines can perform any computation that can be performed
- Claude Shannon, another leading thinker in information theory
- Conway's Game of Life, a Turing-complete cellular automaton
- Digital infinity
- Enumerator (in theoretical computer science)
- Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, a famous book that discusses, among other topics, the Church–Turing thesis
- The Emperor's New Mind
- Halting problem, for more references
- Harvard architecture
- Imperative programming
- Langton's ant and Turmites, simple two-dimensional analogues of the Turing machine
- Modified Harvard architecture
- Probabilistic Turing machine
- Unorganized machine, for Turing's very early ideas on neural networks
- Quantum Turing machine
- Turing completeness, an attribute used in computability theory to describe computing systems with power equivalent to a universal Turing machine
- Turing machine examples
- Turing switch
- Turing tarpit, any computing system or language that, despite being Turing complete, is generally considered useless for practical computing
- Von Neumann architecture
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