Sequential Systems

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by mghg13, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. mghg13

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    Jul 17, 2013
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    hi,

    can anyone confirm to me that these two are the same thing:

    1. Finite state machines
    2. Finite memory span machines

    thanks
     
  2. Papabravo

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    Feb 24, 2006
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    Do you have separate defiinitions that appear to be in conflict? I've heard of the first one, finite state machine, and I think I know what it is. I'm not familiar with the second term although I could probably draw some inferences.

    Finite memory and finite state contrast with a machine that has a "tape" which is infinitely long in both directions and thus is not limited in any way in the storage and processing of information. This is also known as a Turing Machine after it's inventor Alan Turing (ca. 1936)
     
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