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Heard of NFA,DFA etc,but what is an automata ?

Any examples
asked Nov 26, 2015 in Computer Science - IT by django | 1,946 views

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Let me add to what ntece has answered,

What is automaton ?

A machine which performs a range of functions according to a predetermined set of coded instructions.

Yes, we have real life examples like vending machines or traffic lights.They all have states here they are finite states.

Good Reference on FSM (Finite State Machine)


answered Nov 26, 2015 by androidlover
selected Dec 21, 2015 by django
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Automata: From the word itself we knew the meaning "Automatically".. That means "A mechanism or machine that can operate by themself"

Example:  Robot
answered Nov 26, 2015 by ntece
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Automata Theory is a branch of computer science that deals with designing abstract self propelled computing devices that follow a predetermined sequence of operations automatically. An automaton with a finite number of states is called a Finite Automaton.image image

answered Dec 29, 2020 by Arpit