We know the basic principles behind many systems which are nevertheless too complicated to calculate accurately--turbulent flow, for example. The number of calculations required to precisely model turbulent flow is enormous, but it happens in nature and can be empirically observed. What would prevent a computer from taking physical examples of turbulent flow as ANSWERS to calculations, and finding uses for those answers in other problems? If done properly there would hardly be any upper limit on how fast calculations could be performed.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Empirical Computing

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