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In summary, DFA's and FSM's are models used to represent systems with a finite number of states. They have a similar purpose of simplifying complex systems, but differ in terms of state transitions, memory usage, and determinism. Both have well-defined input and output alphabets and can be represented using state transition diagrams or tables. Real-life examples of these models can be seen in various systems such as vending machines, traffic lights, and computer programs like regular expressions and network protocols.

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I misunderstood the subject of this thread.

DFA stands for Deterministic Finite Automaton, while FSM stands for Finite State Machine. Both are models used to represent systems that have a finite number of states. However, they differ in the following ways:

The main purpose of DFA's and FSM's is to model and describe the behavior of complex systems in a simplified manner. They are used in various fields such as computer science, mathematics, and engineering to analyze and design systems.

DFA's have a deterministic behavior, meaning that for every input, there is only one possible transition to the next state. FSM's, on the other hand, can have non-deterministic behavior, where multiple transitions may be possible for a given input.

Both DFA's and FSM's have a finite set of states and can only be in one state at a time. They also have well-defined input and output alphabets, and their behavior can be represented using state transition diagrams or tables.

DFA's are memoryless, meaning that they do not store any information about previous inputs or states. On the other hand, FSM's can have memory, meaning they can store information about previous inputs or states to make decisions about future transitions.

DFA's and FSM's can be found in various real-life systems such as vending machines, traffic lights, elevator control systems, and even in computer programs such as regular expressions and network protocols. These models help in understanding and designing these systems effectively.

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