Paper machines

Philosophia Mathematica 3 (1):5-30 (1995)
Abstract
Machines were introduced as calculating devices to simulate operations carried out by human computers following fixed algorithms. The mathematical study of (paper) machines is the topic of our essay. The first three sections provide necessary logical background, examine the analyses of effective calculability given in the thirties, and describe results that are central to recursion theory, reinforcing the conceptual analyses. In the final section we pursue our investigation in a quite different way and focus on principles that govern the operations of physically realizable machines.
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DOI 10.1093/philmat/3.1.5
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