Model of Computation

Model of Computation

The Model of Computation - The Daily Concept
The Model of Computation – The Daily Concept

In computer science, a model of computation is a model that describes how a set of outputs are computed given a set of inputs. Examples of models of computation:

Sequential models: Finite State Machines, Turing Machine

Functional models: Lambda Calculus, Recursive functions, Cellular automaton

Concurrent models: Petri nets, Kahn process networks.

 
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The Staples Thesis

Staples Thesis

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Staples Thesis – The Daily Concept

The staples thesis is a theory of export-led growth based on Canadian experience and that explains the development of the Canadian economy as lateral, east-west conception of trade. Scholar Harold Innis believed that Canada developed the way it did due to the nature of its staples economy: raw materials such as cod (in Atlantic Canada), fur (Central Canada), lumber, wheat (Western Canada) and minerals that were exported Britain and the West Indies. This type of trade strengthened Canada’s cultural ties with Britain and led to the creation of institutions that that defined the political environment in the country.

 

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Gnosticism

Gnosticism

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Gnosticism – The Daily Concept

Gnosticism, from the Greek word gnosis meaning knowledge is a modern term for various religious and ideas and systems. In most gnostic systems, the “salvation” is the (inner) knowledge of the divine.

 

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Replacement Child

Replacement Child

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Replacement child – The Daily Concept

Painters Vincent van Gogh and Salvador Dali are examples of “resurrected” children, they both had brothers of the same name who died before their birth.  Replacement children are usually over-protected by their parents.

The term replacement child is a term invented in 1964 by psychologists Albert C. Cain and Barbara S. Cain and it refers to a child conceived shortly after the parents have lost another child.

 

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Mentalism

Mentalism

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Mentalism – The Daily Concept

Mentalism is an umbrella term used in psychology that refers to branches of study like mental imagery, consciousness and cognition, branches that concentrate on perception and thought processes.

 

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