The Denjoy alternative for computable functions

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The Denjoy alternative for computable functions
The Denjoy-Young-Saks Theorem from classical analysis states that for an arbitrary function f : R → R, the Denjoy alternative holds outside a null set, i.e., for almost every real x, either the derivative of f exists at x, or the derivative fails to exist in the worst possible way: the limit superior of the slopes around x equals +∞, and the limit inferior −∞. Algorithmic randomness allows us to define randomness notions giving rise to different concepts of almost everywhere. It is then natural to wonder which of these concepts corresponds to the almost everywhere notion appearing in the Denjoy-Young-Saks theorem. To answer this question Demuth investigated effective versions of the theorem and proved that Demuth randomness is strong enough to ensure the Denjoy alternative for Markov computable functions. In this paper, we show that the set of these points is indeed strictly bigger than the set of Demuth random reals — showing that Demuth’s sufficient condition was too ...
Laurent Bienvenu, Rupert Hölzl, Joseph S. Mil
Added 25 Apr 2012
Updated 25 Apr 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Authors Laurent Bienvenu, Rupert Hölzl, Joseph S. Miller, André Nies
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