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1 Introduction to Computer Science Sedgewick and Wayne Copyright © 2007 http://www.cs.Princeton.EDU/IntroCS Duality, Universality, and Computability 2 Fundamental Questions Q. What is a general-purpose computer? Q. Are there limits on the power of digital computers? Q. Are there limits on the power of machines we can build? Pioneering work in the 1930s. Hilbert, Gödel, Turing, Church, von Neumann. Automata, languages, computability, universality, complexity, logic. David Hilbert Kurt Gödel Alan Turing Alonzo Church John von Neumann Introduction to Computer Science Sedgewick and Wayne Copyright © 2007 http://www.cs.Princeton.EDU/IntroCS 7.5 Turing Machines Alan Turing (1912-1954) 4 Turing Machine Desiderata. Simple model of computation that is "as powerful" as conventional computers. Intuition. Simulate how humans calculate. Ex. Addition. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 5 0 0 + 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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2 5 Turing Machine: Tape Tape. Stores input, output, and intermediate results. One arbitrarily long strip, divided into cells. Finite alphabet of symbols. Tape head. Points to one cell of tape. Reads a symbol from active cell. Writes a symbol to active cell. Moves left or right one cell at a time. tape head tape tape head tape # 1 1 0 0 + 1 0 1 1 # tape 6 L 0 L 1 1 : 0 R 2 L 3 # : # + : + R 4 H 5 0 : 1 # : 1 1 : 0 0 : 1 + : # # : # 1 : # Turing Machine: States State. What machine remembers. State transition diagram. Complete description of what machine will do. if in state 3 and tape head is 0 : write a 1 go to state 2 move tape head right # 1 1 0 0 + 1 0 1 1 # tape (before) 7 State. What machine remembers. State transition diagram. Complete description of what machine will do. L 0 L 1 1 : 0 R 2 L 3 # : # + : + R 4 H 5 0 : 1 # : 1 1 : 0 0 : 1 + : # # : # 1 : # Turing Machine: States # 1 1 + 1 0 1 1 # tape (after) 1 0 R if in state 3 and tape head is 0 : write a 1 go to state 2 move tape head right 8 Binary Adder # 1 0 1 0 + 1 1 1 1 # L L 1 : 0 R L # : # + : + R H 0 : 1 # : 1 find right end of y add one to x subtract one from y find plus sign 1 : 0 0 : 1 x y + : # # : # halt clean up 1 : #
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3 9 Turing Machine: Initialization and Termination Initialization. Set input on some portion of tape; set tape head. Termination. Stop if enter yes , no , or halt state. infinite loop possible tape head # 1 0 1 0 + 1 1 1 1 # tape 10 Duality 11 Duality of Program and Data Data. Sequence of symbols (interpreted one way). Program. Sequence of symbols (interpreted another way). Program and data are interchangeable. Ex 1. A compiler is a program that takes a program in one language as input and outputs a program in another language. Java machine language 12 Duality of Program and Data Data. Sequence of symbols (interpreted one way). Program. Sequence of symbols (interpreted another way).
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