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For every Turing machine Z, we can find a Turing machine Z' such that, for each n, Z' is n-regular, and, in fact, Resz,A [ql(ml, . . ,mn)] = qe(z')'ltl;;~(ml, . . ,mn)·t PROOF. Our first attempt at a proof might well be as follows. We let Z' begin where Z halts, and we have it count up the number of l's on its tape, assembling them into a block and erasing everything else. The difficulty with this plan is that we should not know how to tell Z' when its computation was at an end. No matter how long it had been searching unsuccessfully for more l's, it could not be certain that it had located all of them.

Thus, under the action of U 2 , all of the e's are moved over one square to the left whenever one of them is encountered. Let U 3 = U I U U 2. Then, with respect to U 3, , mn ) --* . • --* oeklB • . Bekp+ I eqp+3(ml, --* . • • --* oeklB . . Bekp+ 1eqN(rl, , r s) whenever Resz A [ql(ml, . . ,mn )] is defined; otherwise, there is no A-computation beginning ql(k l , . . ,kp, ml, . . ,m n ). Finally, let L = 8( U 3), and let Z p consist of all the quadruples of U 3 and, in addition, the following quadruples: qN 1 L qN qN E B qL+I qL+l B L qL+l qL+l E 1 qL+I (erase one e) (go left, replacing e and 0 by 1) qL+l 1 L qL+I qL+I 0 1 qL+2.

1. Then, it follows easily that every polynomial with integral coefficients is computable. The function Ix - ylt is computable since Ix - yl = (x ~ y) + (y ..... x). t Ix - vi - x - y when x ~ y; Ix - yl = y - x when V ~ x. 38 THE GENERAL THEORY OF COMPUTABILITY [CHAP. 2 Functions whose computability we are yet unable to obtain (except, of course, by direct construction of Turing machines) are 2 x and [0], this last being the largest integer;;; 0 (thus, [0] = 2, [V9] = 3). 2. The operation of minimalization associates with each total function fey, ~(n») the function h(~(n»), whose value for given ~(n) is the least value of y, if one such exists, for which fey, ~(n») = 0, and which is undefined if no such y exists.