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Infinite sets that admit fast exhaustive search
 In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic In Computer Science
, 2007
"... Abstract. Perhaps surprisingly, there are infinite sets that admit mechanical exhaustive search in finite time. We investigate three related questions: What kinds of infinite sets admit mechanical exhaustive search in finite time? How do we systematically build such sets? How fast can exhaustive sea ..."
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Abstract. Perhaps surprisingly, there are infinite sets that admit mechanical exhaustive search in finite time. We investigate three related questions: What kinds of infinite sets admit mechanical exhaustive search in finite time? How do we systematically build such sets? How fast can exhaustive search over infinite sets be performed? Keywords. Highertype computability and complexity, Kleene–Kreisel functionals, PCF, Haskell, topology. 1.
Applications of the KleeneKreisel Density Theorem to Theoretical Computer Science
, 2006
"... The KleeneKreisel density theorem is one of the tools used to investigate the denotational semantics of programs involving higher types. We give a brief introduction to the classical density theorem, then show how this may be generalized to set theoretical models for algorithms accepting real numbe ..."
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The KleeneKreisel density theorem is one of the tools used to investigate the denotational semantics of programs involving higher types. We give a brief introduction to the classical density theorem, then show how this may be generalized to set theoretical models for algorithms accepting real numbers as inputs and finally survey some recent applications of this generalization. 1
A rich hierarchy of functionals of finite types (manuscript
, 2008
"... Abstract. We are considering typed hierarchies of total, continuous functionals using complete, separable metric spaces at the base types. We pay special attention to the socalled Urysohn space constructed by P. Urysohn. One of the properties of the Urysohn space is that every other separable metric ..."
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Abstract. We are considering typed hierarchies of total, continuous functionals using complete, separable metric spaces at the base types. We pay special attention to the socalled Urysohn space constructed by P. Urysohn. One of the properties of the Urysohn space is that every other separable metric space can be isometrically embedded into it. We discuss why the Urysohn space may be considered as the universal model of possibly infinitary outputs of algorithms. The main result is that all our typed hierarchies may be topologically embedded, type by type, into the corresponding hierarchy over the Urysohn space. As a preparation for this, we prove an effective density theorem that is also of independent interest. 1.
Definability and reducibility in higher types over the reals
 the proceedings of Logic Colloquium ’03
"... We consider sets CtR(σ) of total, continuous functionals of type σ over the reals. A subset A ⊆ CtR(σ) is reducible if A can be reduced to totality in one of the other spaces. We show that all Polish spaces are homeomorphic to a reducible subset of R → R and that the class of reducible sets is close ..."
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We consider sets CtR(σ) of total, continuous functionals of type σ over the reals. A subset A ⊆ CtR(σ) is reducible if A can be reduced to totality in one of the other spaces. We show that all Polish spaces are homeomorphic to a reducible subset of R → R and that the class of reducible sets is closed under the formation of function spaces and some comprehension. 1
On the calculating power of Laplace’s demon (Part I)
, 2006
"... We discuss several ways of making precise the informal concept of physical determinism, drawing on ideas from mathematical logic and computability theory. We outline a programme of investigating these notions of determinism in detail for specific, precisely articulated physical theories. We make a s ..."
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We discuss several ways of making precise the informal concept of physical determinism, drawing on ideas from mathematical logic and computability theory. We outline a programme of investigating these notions of determinism in detail for specific, precisely articulated physical theories. We make a start on our programme by proposing a general logical framework for describing physical theories, and analysing several possible formulations of a simple Newtonian theory from the point of view of determinism. Our emphasis throughout is on clarifying the precise physical and metaphysical assumptions that typically underlie a claim that some physical theory is ‘deterministic’. A sequel paper is planned, in which we shall apply similar methods to the analysis of other physical theories. Along the way, we discuss some possible repercussions of this kind of investigation for both physics and logic. 1