The PAPIA Project
Since the advent of electronic computing man has had the possibility of exploring theories and testing ideas with a new particular tool: the computer. This tool allowed to add a new methodology to the existing ones: namely theory and experiment1. Computation lies between abstract thinking and concrete realization; within Physics, the laws that may be discovered through laboratory work or hypothesis formation with paper and pencil can be tried on a man-made model and then; if those laws do not exhibit the expected results, they can be changed. All this may be done by a program (on a computer) and this kind of work is made everyday easier today by new tools (software and hardware) which raise the level of the machine so as to improve the human-machine communication in efficiency and effectiveness.
KeywordsRetina Pyramid Wolfram
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