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From a systemic perspective, a simulation is the attempt to reproduce a behavior using a model. If it helps, simulation is different from emulation, where a known physical component is replaced by some technology. So, a Commodore 64 emulator is the replacement of a physical classical computer by software. It features all its capabilities. But you can't ...


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Short Answer Broadly speaking, in order to have a "simulation", we must first have a physical computer of some kind... How can we rigorously (mathematically) describe the relationship between the physical computer and the formal system being simulated? If you are talking about a formal simulation on a computer, then you are talking about a ...


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