|I can't and wont agree, you can terminate any infinite processes on a different criteria
Pi to the 100,000 place is a classic example as is counting.
So even infinite processes can terminate in a finite number of steps you just don't
get a full precision solution.
Rounding, image analysis, smoothing, infinite searches and a pile of other fields all
have solution infinite algorithms that if left run would never end. However you concluded
them when you have sufficient accuracy for your needs and they are most definitely
normally called algorithms. I even know several of them are patented as Algorithms even
though under your definition they aren't because they would never end, except for they
pick an point to terminate the processing.
As a bit of humor I am not sure the field of Fractals knows it can't have algorithms
because every calc in the field goes to infinity you have to force bailout
Given there are multiple definitions of Algorithm I will leave it up to the OP to work
out with his teacher what definition of Algorithm they want to use. I am quite happy to
call what they are doing an algorithm even if you are not and it will just become a pointless
In vino veritas
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