The PAPIA Project

  • Stefano Levialdi
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (POLS, volume 21)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Retina Pyramid Wolfram 

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© Plenus Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Levialdi
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of RomeRomeItaly

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