Classical Recursion Theory

The Theory of Functions and Sets of Natural Numbers

Author: P. Odifreddi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080886596

Category: Computers

Page: 667

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1988 marked the first centenary of Recursion Theory, since Dedekind's 1888 paper on the nature of number. Now available in paperback, this book is both a comprehensive reference for the subject and a textbook starting from first principles. Among the subjects covered are: various equivalent approaches to effective computability and their relations with computers and programming languages; a discussion of Church's thesis; a modern solution to Post's problem; global properties of Turing degrees; and a complete algebraic characterization of many-one degrees. Included are a number of applications to logic (in particular Gödel's theorems) and to computer science, for which Recursion Theory provides the theoretical foundation.
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Classical recursion theory

Author: Piergiorgio Odifreddi

Publisher: North Holland

ISBN: 9780444502056

Category: Computers

Page: 949

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Volume II of Classical Recursion Theory describes the universe from a local (bottom-up or synthetical) point of view, and covers the whole spectrum, from the recursive to the arithmetical sets. The first half of the book provides a detailed picture of the computable sets from the perspective of Theoretical Computer Science. Besides giving a detailed description of the theories of abstract Complexity Theory and of Inductive Inference, it contributes a uniform picture of the most basic complexity classes, ranging from small time and space bounds to the elementary functions, with a particular attention to polynomial time and space computability. It also deals with primitive recursive functions and larger classes, which are of interest to the proof theorist. The second half of the book starts with the classical theory of recursively enumerable sets and degrees, which constitutes the core of Recursion or Computability Theory. Unlike other texts, usually confined to the Turing degrees, the book covers a variety of other strong reducibilities, studying both their individual structures and their mutual relationships. The last chapters extend the theory to limit sets and arithmetical sets. The volume ends with the first textbook treatment of the enumeration degrees, which admit a number of applications from algebra to the Lambda Calculus. The book is a valuable source of information for anyone interested in Complexity and Computability Theory. The student will appreciate the detailed but informal account of a wide variety of basic topics, while the specialist will find a wealth of material sketched in exercises and asides. A massive bibliography of more than a thousand titles completes the treatment on the historical side.
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Proceedings of the 12th Asian Logic Conference

Author: Rod Downey,Jörg Brendle,Robert Goldblatt,Byunghan Kim

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814449288

Category: Mathematics

Page: 348

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The Asian Logic Conference is the most significant logic meeting outside of North America and Europe, and this volume represents work presented at, and arising from the 12th meeting. It collects a number of interesting papers from experts in the field. It covers many areas of logic. Contents:Resolute Sequences in Initial Segment Complexity (G Barmpalias and R G Downey)Approximating Functions and Measuring Distance on a Graph (W Calvert, R Miller and J Chubb Reimann)Carnap and McKinsey: Topics in the Pre-History of Possible-Worlds Semantics (M J Cresswell)Limits to Joining with Generics and Randoms (A R Day and D D Dzhafarov)Freedom & Consistency (M Detlefsen)A van Lambalgen Theorem for Demuth Randomness (D Diamondstone, N Greenberg and D Turetsky)Faithful Representations of Polishable Ideals (S Gao)Further Thoughts on Definability in the Urysohn Sphere (I Goldbring)Simple Completeness Proofs for Some Spatial Logics of the Real Line (I Hodkinson)On a Question of Csima on Computation-Time Domination (X Hua, J Liu and G Wu)A Generalization of Beth Model to Functionals of High Types (F Kachapova)A Computational Framework for the Study of Partition Functions and Graph Polynomials (T Kotek, J A Makowsky and E V Ravve)Relation Algebras and R (T Kowalski)Van Lambalgen's Theorem for Uniformly Relative Schnorr and Computable Randomness (K Miyabe and J Rute)Computational Aspects of the Hyperimmune-Free Degrees (K M Ng, F Stephan, Y Yang and L Yu)Calibrating the Complexity of Δ02 Sets via Their Changes (A Nies)Topological Full Groups of Minimal Subshifts and Just-Infnite Groups (S Thomas)TW-Models for Logic of Knowledge-cum-Belief (S C-M Yang) Readership: Researchers in mathematical logic and algebra, computer scientists in artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic. Keywords:Asian Logic Conference;Logic;Computability;Set Theory;Modal Logic
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Logic from Russell to Church

Author: Dov M. Gabbay,John Woods

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080885470

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1068

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This volume is number five in the 11-volume Handbook of the History of Logic. It covers the first 50 years of the development of mathematical logic in the 20th century, and concentrates on the achievements of the great names of the period--Russell, Post, Gödel, Tarski, Church, and the like. This was the period in which mathematical logic gave mature expression to its four main parts: set theory, model theory, proof theory and recursion theory. Collectively, this work ranks as one of the greatest achievements of our intellectual history. Written by leading researchers in the field, both this volume and the Handbook as a whole are definitive reference tools for senior undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in the history of logic, the history of philosophy, and any discipline, such as mathematics, computer science, and artificial intelligence, for whom the historical background of his or her work is a salient consideration. • The entire range of modal logic is covered • Serves as a singular contribution to the intellectual history of the 20th century • Contains the latest scholarly discoveries and interpretative insights
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Turing Computability

Theory and Applications

Author: Robert I. Soare

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642319335

Category: Computers

Page: 263

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Turing's famous 1936 paper introduced a formal definition of a computing machine, a Turing machine. This model led to both the development of actual computers and to computability theory, the study of what machines can and cannot compute. This book presents classical computability theory from Turing and Post to current results and methods, and their use in studying the information content of algebraic structures, models, and their relation to Peano arithmetic. The author presents the subject as an art to be practiced, and an art in the aesthetic sense of inherent beauty which all mathematicians recognize in their subject. Part I gives a thorough development of the foundations of computability, from the definition of Turing machines up to finite injury priority arguments. Key topics include relative computability, and computably enumerable sets, those which can be effectively listed but not necessarily effectively decided, such as the theorems of Peano arithmetic. Part II includes the study of computably open and closed sets of reals and basis and nonbasis theorems for effectively closed sets. Part III covers minimal Turing degrees. Part IV is an introduction to games and their use in proving theorems. Finally, Part V offers a short history of computability theory. The author has honed the content over decades according to feedback from students, lecturers, and researchers around the world. Most chapters include exercises, and the material is carefully structured according to importance and difficulty. The book is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and mathematics and researchers engaged with computability and mathematical logic.
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An Introduction to Gödel's Theorems

Author: Peter Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107328489

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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In 1931, the young Kurt Gödel published his First Incompleteness Theorem, which tells us that, for any sufficiently rich theory of arithmetic, there are some arithmetical truths the theory cannot prove. This remarkable result is among the most intriguing (and most misunderstood) in logic. Gödel also outlined an equally significant Second Incompleteness Theorem. How are these Theorems established, and why do they matter? Peter Smith answers these questions by presenting an unusual variety of proofs for the First Theorem, showing how to prove the Second Theorem, and exploring a family of related results (including some not easily available elsewhere). The formal explanations are interwoven with discussions of the wider significance of the two Theorems. This book - extensively rewritten for its second edition - will be accessible to philosophy students with a limited formal background. It is equally suitable for mathematics students taking a first course in mathematical logic.
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Foundations of Computer Science

Potential-Theory-Cognition

Author: Wilfried Brauer,C. Freksa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540637462

Category: Computers

Page: 514

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Content Description #Dedicated to Wilfried Brauer.#Includes bibliographical references and index.
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