Computability, Complexity, and Languages: Fundamentals of by Martin Davis

By Martin Davis

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The properties worth studying must, from this point of view, at least be stable un­ der isomorphism. For example, a definition of ‘topology’ could be that it studies those properties of spaces which are invariant under homeomorphism. Once we have committed ourselves to Longley’s category of applicative morphisms, it follows that ‘totality’ and ‘extensionality’ are not really properties of pcas. 8 Order-pcas In this section we discuss a generalization of the notion of pca which was introduced in [171] under the name “↓-pca”.

Proof. 5. Using primitive recursion in A, we can define a coding of finite sequences of elements of A in A. Moreover, for a number of basic operations F on these sequences there are elements a F in A such that, if u is the code of a sequence ε, then aF u is the code of F (ε). First define, inductively, maps J n : An ↑ A for n > 0 by putting J 1 (a) = a J n+1 (a1 , . . , an+1 ) = pa1 J n (a2 , . . , an+1 ) Then if u0 , . . , un−1 is a finite sequence of elements of A, we define its code [u0 , . .

22 CHAPTER 1. 8 Domain models Another group of combinatory algebras is obtained from a construction which was also discovered by Scott ([144]). A cpo  is a poset D with a least element � which has a least upper bound X for every directed subset X of D (recall that X is directed if X = ⇔ � and for every x, y � X there is z � X such that x ↓ z and y ↓ z). Such cpos are endowed with the Scott topology: a subset U ⊂ D is open if U is upwards closed and inaccessible for directed joins, that is: U is open if and only if the following conditions hold: i) ≈x � U ≈y ≤ x y � U ii) for every directed X ⊂ D, if  X � U then X ⊥ U = ⇔ � [D ↑ D] denotes the set of Scott-continuous maps from D to D (it is easy to see that a map is Scott-continuous iff it is monotone and preserves least upper bounds of directed subsets).

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