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Hypercomputation: computing more than the Turing machine

  title={Hypercomputation: computing more than the Turing machine},
  author={Toby Ord},
  • Toby Ord
  • Published 25 September 2002
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
Due to common misconceptions about the Church-Turing thesis, it has been widely assumed that the Turing machine provides an upper bound on what is computable. This is not so. The new field of hypercomputation studies models of computation that can compute more than the Turing machine and addresses their implications. In this report, I survey much of the work that has been done on hypercomputation, explaining how such non-classical models fit into the classical theory of computation and… 

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