# Computation

## Any type of calculation / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A **Computation** is any type of arithmetic or non-arithmetic calculation that is well-defined.[1][2] Common examples of computations are mathematical equations and computer algorithms.

Any type of calculation

Mechanical or electronic devices (or, historically, people) that perform computations are known as *computers*. The study of computation is the field of computability, itself a sub-field of computer science.