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Currently i m pursuing my engg degree in cse.Im in doubt that why im studying this subject ?its eating my head with automatas.Where is TOC used in industry ? Whats its importance ?..Please help me understand


asked Nov 6, 2015 in Computer Science - IT by django | 1,317 views

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As far as importance in engineering is concerned ,it depends on interest .

for example,if you are doing studies in robotics it would help you to create a finite state automata that controls states of your robot.

One of the most important implementation of Automata is Compiler Designing !

If there are no practical exposure then those subjects will restrict to only "marks" for your course.

We can find different levels of complexities in every field which needs scientific understanding and analysis.

Stephan Wolfram who is a leader in automata applications states that entire universe has set of states and rules and single condition.

Automatas are applied in fields including :

  • Fluid Flow
  • Snowflake and crystal formation
  • Chaos theory
  • Cosmology
  • Financial analysis

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answered Nov 21, 2015 by slow_learner
edited Jun 2, 2016 by slow_learner