[FOM] universal machine as a primitive instruction
T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk
T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 12 06:51:29 EDT 2013
Have i missed answers to this? It seems like a sensible question if i
understand it correctly. There obviously can be no universal FDA and (less
obviously) no universal PDA. What about linear bounded automata? Is
Turing-computable the only notion of computability that supports a
universal machine?
If true, it looks like the kind of fact one would like to prove in a
course like my fourth-year computability-and-logic course here...
On Apr 10 2013, David Leduc wrote:
>Hello,
>
>I have a question about computability. I am sure it is well known but
>I cannot find the answer in my textbooks.
>
>For any system that is Turing complete, one can define a universal
>machine in this system.
>
>But I want to do thing the other way round. Assume a system that has a
>universal machine as one of its primitive instructions. What are the
>other primitives needed to make this system Turing-complete?
>
>Thanks for any suggestion!!
>
>D.
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