Physics in the World of Ideas: Complexity as Energy

  • Yuri I. Manin
Part of the Emergence, Complexity and Computation book series (ECC, volume 14)


Since the origins of civilisation, computation methods adopted in various cultures could be roughly subdivided into two types.

One relied upon a system of notation, initially only for numbers, and rules of performing arithmetical operations on these notations. I will refer to this type as the linguistic one. Gradually it developed into algebra where generic or specific names could be ascribed to other mathematical objects, and then to operations on them as well.


Partition Function Turing Machine Linear Code Computable Function Kolmogorov Complexity 
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  • Yuri I. Manin
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  1. 1.Max–Planck–Institut für MathematikBonnGermany

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