International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 21, Issue 12, pp 973–978 | Cite as

Symbolic space determinations on physical limitations

  • Panos A. Ligomenides
Physical Models of Computation

Abstract

In the quest for the determination of the physical limitations imposed on computing (Bledsoe, 1961; Bremermann, 1962; Ligomenides, 1967, 1968; Keyes and Landauer, 1970; Keyes, 1975), unless we introduce basic considerations relating to such things as the computing philosophy and methodology employed, the encoding and translation languages, and techniques, and the question of computability and intractability, our investigation limits itself to pursuit of outer bounds on energy, time, and spacing requirements for the transfer storage and processing of two-state signal quanta, rather than dealing with bounds on processing information which is specially encoded for computation. It seems that limitations imposed in the symbolic space precede by several orders of magnitude those in the energy space.

Keywords

Field Theory Processing Information Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Physical Limitation 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Panos A. Ligomenides
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  1. 1.Intelligent Machines Program and Electrical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of MarylandCollege Park

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