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Proving a language is non-regular using the Pumping Lemma for non-binary strings [duplicate]

I am unsure of how to prove this language is non-regular. I do not even know where to start to develop a string that would prove the language is non-regular by contradiction. Any help would be ...
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How to Apply Elementary Axioms from Kleene Star to an Inequality

Axioms For * \begin{align} 1 + aa^* &\leq a^* \\ 1 + a^*a &\leq a^* \\ b + ax &\leq x \to a^*b \leq x \\ b + xa &\leq x \to ba^* \leq x \\ \end{align} Elementary Results \begin{...
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Any finite Graph G with all V have at least degree of 2, is it true that every vertex is necessarily contained IN a cycle?

As title, (note: this questions is asking weather or not all vertices are contained IN a cycle not asking if the G contains a cycle. My attempt is that: So this graph would be an counter example ...
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Optimizing coin splitting - Is this algorithm as fast as I think?

In a recent exam, I've been asked to solve the following problem: The problem Two players play the following game: Given a sequence of coin values $v_1,\ldots,v_n (n \vert 2)$ the players ...
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Show that P is a subset of NP

Okay, before I start with the question I would like to point out that I am aware that there are many proofs of this question online. However, I am interested in showing this with the definitions of my ...
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Prove DFA constructed by subset construction has exactly the states and transitions of NFA plus transitions to new dead state

Prompt: if $N$ is NFA that has at most one choice of state for any state and input symbol, then the DFA constructed from $N$ by subset construction has exactly the state and transitions of $N$ plus ...
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Prove: if $\delta_D(q0, w) = p$ then $\delta_N(q0, w) = {p}$

In my textbook, it presents the theorem, "A language L is accepted by some DFA if and only if l is accepted by some NFA". My textbook explains that the "if" portion of the proof is given by the subset ...
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Question about proving that Rado's function is non-computable

I am currently following the proof, found here, that Rado's function $$ \Sigma (n) = \max \{ \text{# of 1's that may be written to a tape by an n-state turing machine} \} $$ is non-computable. Within ...
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Solving Recurrence relation with master method?

I have to solve the following recurrence equation and I thought to solve it with case #3 of the master theorem. Can I do that? $$T(1) = c>0 $$ $$T(n) = 9T(n/3) + f(n)$$ $$f(n) = n^2\cdot lg^3 (n) +...
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Two Pointer Algorithm Proof (Greedy) Roadblock

I am practicing some competitive programming problems and encountered a version of the two pointer algorithm that I got stuck trying to prove its correctness. Here is the outline. Input : An array of ...
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Maximum value of LOOP-Program turing-computable

Lets consider the class of "simple" LOOP-Programs. A LOOP-Program P is inducively defined as: $P_1: x_i = x_j$ and $P_2:x_i = x_i +1$ are LOOP-Programs. We also define a length property $l(P)$ ...
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Show that function is not turing-computable?

We have two functions: $f_1: \mathbb{N}\rightarrow \mathbb{N} \quad $ $f_2: \mathbb{N}\rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ By definition $f_1$ is turing-computable while $f_2$ is not. Then we define a third ...
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Universal Lossless Compression? [closed]

It is not possible to losslessly compress all files of size $n$ using a single algorithm, as there are more files of size $n (2^n)$ than of size $p, p: p < n ( 2^n-1)$. Via the pigeon hole ...
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How to prove this language is not regular (via Fooling Set)

By using this fooling set, I am able to prove that the concatenation of bz is in the language L, but I still need to prove that az is not in the language to complete the proof. This is also the ...
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Is Goedel's 1st theorem not algorithmically derivable?

First let me explain what I mean by algorithmically derivable. An algorithm must be able to come up with the proof without prior knowledge of the proof, in the same way mathematicians and computer ...
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Find an upper bound for $T(n)=T(\sqrt{n})+10\log\log n$

I need to find an upper bound for $T(n)=T(\sqrt{n})+10\log\log n$. I thought first to make a substitution: $m=\log n$. Then: $$ T(2^m)=T(2^{m \over 2})+10\log m $$ Let $S(m)=T(2^m)$: $$ S(m)=S\big({m ...
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Proof Review: Integer Factorization is in NP

I want to prove that integer factorization is in NP I have a general idea of how to prove this, and was wondering if I could get a sanity check: I'll show it's in NP by using a non-deterministic TM ...
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Proving the loop invariant for a simple program in Hoare logic

I was studying loop invariant and came across Tomas Petricek's example. Here's the equivalent(I believe) program after I revised it a bit for proof in Hoare logic: ...
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$ADD = {x=y+z}$ with $x, y, z$ binary integers, and $x$ is the sum of $y$ and $z$. Pumping lemma to show that $ADD$ is not regular

Consider the alphabet $\Sigma = \{0, 1, +, =\}$ and the language $ADD = \{x=y+z|x,y$ are binary integers $x$ is the sum of $y$ and $z$ $\}$. This is the (informal) solution I came up with (not sure ...
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Verification of extendible hashing proof

I have to proof this theorem: "An extendible hashing table always contains at least one bucket where only one pointer points to after an element is added". I made this proof, but I'm not completely ...
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Every AVL tree may be red black tree

I proved by induction that every AVL tree may be colored such that it will be red black tree. The problem is that I can't see an error in my proof. Look at my proof. Induction for height. Let's ...
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Prim's algorithm: difference between brute force and PQ approaches

I'm trying to figure out the different way we obtain an MST with a brute force Prim's algorithm compared to the optimized version based on priority queues. Given a graph $G=(V,E)$, the former can be ...
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Optimal prefix code: full binary tree existence

I'm ok following the passages generally used to prove this theorem, like in this question concerning the same subject. Anyway i've the unpleasant feeling that the proof lacks something to be ...
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Simpler proof of Rabin's Compression Theorem?

I was doing a presentation on Rabin's Compression Theorem, when someone in the audience brought up a point I have no answer to. Rabin's Compression Theorem states that every reasonable complexity ...
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Designing a 2 place function that is not Turing computable

I'm just refreshing my memory on Turing machines and computability, and I was wondering how to design a function of 2 arguments that is guaranteed not to be computable. I've seen the proof (by ...
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How to use homomorphisms to prove irregularity [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused on how to use homomorphims to prove irregularity or to prove that a language is not context free. This is what I'm currently thinking: Example 1: Let $L = \{ a^{i}b^{j}c^{k} : i ...
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Proving that $L=\lbrace{ab^{n}ba^{n}|n\geq1}\rbrace$ is not regular with pumping lemma

I'm trying to understand the pumping lemma for regular languages and would like to prove that $L=\lbrace{ab^{n}ba^{n}|n\geq1}\rbrace$ is not regular. My suggestion is as follows: Assuming $L\in{}REG$...
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Algorithm to recognize Strongly Regular Graph (SRG)

I am looking for an algorithm to determine whether a graph is Strongly Regular Graph (SRG) or not.
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If $f$ and $g$ are increasing functions, are we guaranteed that $f=O(g)$ or $g=O(f)$? [duplicate]

Given two increasing functions $f$ and $g$ with values in the natural numbers, is it always the case that either $f\in O(g)$ or $g\in O(f)$. If the statement is true, then can anyone provide a ...
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Multiprocessor Scheduling is NP-Complete [closed]

Consider this version of MS where we have set $A$ of tasks, $l(a)$, length of each task in $A$ and $m$ number of processors and also a deadline $D$. The question is where we can partition A into m ...
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Hoare Calculus Incorrect Assignment Axiom

I'm currently preparing for an exam and recently came across the following exercise and would like to know whether my solution would be correct. Exercise: Prove that the following axiom is not ...
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Solve recurrence relations

A) Solve this recurrence where $T(0)=0$ and write it in O-notation: $T(n)= {2 \over n} (T(0)+T(1)+...+T(n-1))+c$ So, I started to calculate: $T(1)=2(0)+c=c$ $T(2)=1(0+c)+c=2c$ and so on, ...
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Existence of Efficient Set Difference Algorithm

As a foreword, I'm not asking what the algorithm is, just whether one can possibly exist (though, if it does already exist and someone knows what it is, that'd be great). Basically, given two sets $S$...
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Proof or refute $n^n = \Omega(n!)$ with the help of Stirling's approximation

I'm trying to proof/refute the following equation: $$n^n = \Omega(n!)$$ Generally I would try to use Convergence Criteria and or l'Hôpital's rule to solve such a problem. $$\lim_{n\to \inf}{{f(n)}\...
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Single machine job scheduling (Greedy heuristic)

Here is a variation of a job-scheduling Problem. Let $J = \{j_1,...j_n\}$ be a set of Jobs for $1 \leq i \leq n$. Given Job length $|j_i|\in \mathbb{N}$, deadline $f_i \in \mathbb{N}$, profit $p_i \ge ...
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Show $B= \{z \mid (\exists x)\; P(x,z)\}$ is a recursive enumerable set

Let $B = \{z \mid (\exists x)\; P(x,z)\}$ and $P$ be a computable predicate. Show $B$ is a recursive enumerable set. My attempt As $P$ is a computable predicate then there is a program that computes ...
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Proving that a language is not in P using diagonalization

Pardon me if i'm missing something which is very obvious here but i cant seem to figure it out. $E=\{ \langle M, w \rangle \mid \text{ Turing Machine encoded by $M$ accepts input $w$ after at most $ ...
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Quasigroups, congruences and recognizable subsets

My question refers to the draft of Mathematical Foundations of Automata Theory, IV.2.1 (pages 89ff in the pdf). I will repeat everything necessary nevertheless: Let $M,N$ be monoids and $\varphi: M \...
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Using pumping lemma to show $L = \{a^i b^j a^k \ | \ k > i + j\}$ cannot be accepted by an FA

$L = \{a^i b^j a^k \ | \ k > i + j\}$ Use the pumping lemma to show that this language cannot be accepted by an FA. Proof: Suppose $L$ can be accepted by an FA. Suppose a string $s = xyz \...
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Did I correctly prune this min-max search tree using alpha-beta pruning?

I am studying some old past test questions. Is this search tree correctly pruned?
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CFG for $\{a^i b^j : 2 i<j\}$ [duplicate]

So I have a question: Give a CFG for $\{a^i b^j : 2 i<j\}$ And this is my approach: $S\to AB$ $A\to aAb\mid \varepsilon$ $B\to b \mid bB$ A confirmation, or correction, along with how you ...
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How can I show a linear languages are closed against concatenating with regular ones?

This was given as a homework problem but I have already submitted the assignment. I'd like to resolve it at this point for my own satisfaction. Given that $L_1$ is a linear language and $L_2$ is a ...
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Lower bound for sorting n arrays of size k each

Given $n$ arrays of size $k$ each, we want to show that at least $\Omega(nk \log k)$ comparisons are needed to sort all arrays (indepentent of each other). My proof is a simple modification of the ...
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Flaw in my NP = CoNP Proof?

I have this very simple "proof" for NP = CoNP and I think I did something wrongly somewhere, but I cannot find what is wrong. Can someone help me out? Let A be some problem in NP, and let M be the ...
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Not sure if my solution to following recurrence is correct

I have a recurrence relation, it is like the following: $T(e^n) = 2(T(e^{n-1})) + e^n$, where $e$ is the base of the natural logarithm. To solve this and find a $\Theta$ bound, I tried the following:...
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Number of Hamiltonian cycles on a Sierpiński graph

I am new to this forum and just a physicist who does this to keep his brain in shape, so please show grace if I do not use the most elegant language. Also please leave a comment, if you think other ...
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String of minimum length in $\{a, b\}^*$ not in a regular expression

I'm doing an exercise in my book, the question is to find a string of minimum length in $\{a, b\}^*$ not in the language corresponding to the given regular expression. a. $b^*(ab)^*a^*$ My answer: $...
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Context Free Grammar for language L

Can someone help with this: $L=\{a^ib^j \mid i,j \ge 1 \text{ and } i \ne j \text{ and } i<2j\}$ I'm trying to write a grammar for this language? I tried this: $S \to S_1 \mid S_2 \\ S_1 \to aXb ...
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Show $H_1(x)$ is partially computable

I need to show that $H_1(x)$ defined as follows is partially computable. \begin{equation} H_1(x)= \begin{cases} 1 \;\;\;\;\;\text{ if } \Phi(x,x) \downarrow \\ \uparrow \;\;\;\;\; \text{ otherwise} \...
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Prove $\varphi(x)$ to be primitive recursive

Let $\varphi(x)=2x$ if $x$ is a perfect square, $\varphi(x) = 2x+1$ otherwise. Show $\varphi$ is primitive recursive. In proving $\varphi$ to be a p.r. function I think it could come in handy the ...