[FOM] 771: Algorithmic Unsolvability 2
Harvey Friedman
hmflogic at gmail.com
Sun Oct 15 22:14:56 EDT 2017
There is a new paper on my website in the area of Algorithmic Unsolvability:
https://u.osu.edu/friedman.8/foundational-adventures/downloadable-manuscripts/
96. x = +-yz +-1 and Algorithmic Unsolvability, 6 pages, October 1, 2017.
x = +-yz+-1 AND ALGORITHMIC UNSOLVABILITY
by
Harvey M. Friedman
Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, Philosophy, and
Computer Science Emeritus
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
October 15, 2017
Abstract. Does a given finite system of equations x = yz+1 have a
solution in integers? We show that this problem is algorithmically
unsolvable. We also show unsolvability using x = -yz-1, and
solvability using x = yz-1, and using x = -yz+1.
1. Introduction.
2. Theta(x=yz+1), Theta(x=-yz-1).
3. Theta(x=yz-1), Theta(x=-yz+1).
So now we have a nice subject: given a finite set of equations of a
given simple interesting form, determine whether it can be solved over
Z. Of course, also over various other systems, e.g., rings R.
Of course, this is still far from the kind of revolutionary paradigm
shift we would like to see in Algorithmic Unsolvability, as discussed
in http://www.cs.nyu.edu/pipermail/fom/2017-October/020640.html
For how many such equations is solvability hard or "hard"? I.e.,
really hard in some precise sense involving complexity measures, or
"hard" in the sense that we aren't really going to actually figure out
what is going on? I suspect that for tiny numbers of equations, this
is "hard", and that it is hard for a moderate but small number of
equations, but any result to that effect that we are going to be able
to prove is going to have many equations. Have fun with this...
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706: Second Incompleteness/1 7/5/16 2:03AM
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712: PA Incompleteness/1 9/23/16 1:20AM
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766: Large Cardinals and Emulations/45 7/2/17 1:22PM
767: Impossible Counting 1 9/2/17 8:28AM
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769: Complexity of Integers 1 9/7/17 12:30AM
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