Accession Number : AD0657999

Title :   COMPUTER PROGRAMS DEALING WITH FINITE-STATE MACHINES: PART I.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Piatkowski,Thomas F.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A number of algorithms were programmed dealing with finite-state machines; the purposes of this effort being: (1) pedagogical application, (2) the stimulation of insight, and (3) the generation of new questions and approaches. Out of a set of thirty-eight more or less different problems dealing with finite state machines, seven representatives were selected; namely: (1) simulate a given machine, (2) determine if a given machine is strongly connected, (3) determine the state equivalence classes and minimal form for a given machine, (4) determine the automorphisms and their group for a given machine, (5) determine a shortest simple adaptive diagnosing experiment for a given machine and admissible set, (6) determine an equivalent regular expression for a given machine, (7) exhibit the lattice of SP partitions for a given machine. This report, the first of two, describes the programs treating problems one through four, a second report treating problems five through seven is contained in AD-658 001.

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *AUTOMATA), SIMULATION, MAPPING(TRANSFORMATIONS), TIME SHARING, ALGORITHMS, FLOW CHARTING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE