Computability and Unsolvability by Martin Davis

By Martin Davis

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2. A Turing machine Z is called n-regular (n > 0) if (1) There is an s > 0 such that, whenever Resz A [ql(ml, , m n )] is defined, it has the form qO(Z) (rl, . . , and (2) No quadruple of Z begins with qO(Z). n-regular Turing machines are useful because they present the results 25 THE GENERAL THEORY OF COMPUTABILITY 26 [CHAP. 2 of a computation ("outputs") in a form suitable for use (as "inputs") at the beginning of a new computation by another Turing machine. [Note that, by our convention permitting omission of B, the expression qe(z) (rl' .

2. If a-> {3 (Z), and Z C Z',t then a-> {3 (Z'). 8. An instantaneous description a is called terminaP with respect to Z if for no {3 do we have a -> {3 (Z). 9. By a computation of a Turing machine Z is meant a finite sequence aI, a2, . . , a p of instantaneous descriptions such that ai -> aHI (Z) for 1 ~ i < P and such that a p is terminal with respect to Z. In such a case, we write a p = Resz (al) and we call a p the resultant of al with respect to Z. t For the meaning of the symbol "C" of set inclusion, see the Introduction, Sec.

5. An n-ary function f(xl, . . , x n ) is partially computable if there exists a Turing machine Z such that In this case we say that Z computes f. If, in addition, f(xl, . . ,xn ) is a total function, then it is called computable. It is the concept of computable function that we propose to identify with the intuitive concept of effectively calculable function. A partially computable function may be thought of as one for which we possess an algorithm which enables us to compute its value for elements of its domain, but which will have us computing forever in attempting to obtain a functional value for an element not in its domain, without ever assuring us that no value is forthcoming.

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