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An arithmetic for nonsizeincreasing polynomialtime computation Klaus Aehlig \Lambda

Summary: An arithmetic for non­size­increasing polynomial­time computation
Klaus Aehlig \Lambda
An arithmetical system is presented in such a way that
from every proof a realizing term can be extracted that is
definable in a certain affine linear typed variant of G¨odel's
T and therefore is a non­size­increasing polynomial time
computable function.
1 Introduction
In [5] Hofmann presented a restriction of G¨odel's T allow­
ing iteration in all types with the property that all de­
finable functions are non­size­increasing polynomial­time
computable. G¨odel's T [4] is related to Heyting Arithmetic
via realizability interpretation. If, for example, 8x ø 9y ae A
with A quantifier free can be proved, then there exists a
term of type ø ! ae in G¨odel's T calculating the y for a
given x. For more details on realizability interpretations
see [8, IIIx4].
We suggest a restriction of Heyting Arithmetic with the
property that every formula can be realized by a term in


Source: Aehlig, Klaus T. - Institut für Informatik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Collections: Mathematics; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences