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Using a computer to implement mathematics. For questions about (mathematical) optimization, (also) use the optimization tag.

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They represent continuous quantities with discrete approximations. Mostly, this is done with floating point, which is analogous to scientific notation. Essentially, they work with something like $1. …
answered Mar 22 by David Richerby
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The key point is that essentially all programming languages are equally powerful, and as powerful as we know how to make any computing system. That is, they can all simulate a Turing machine, up to th …
answered Mar 16 '18 by David Richerby