Covering of ordinals

Author Laurent Braud

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Laurent Braud. Covering of ordinals. In IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science. Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 4, pp. 97-108, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2009)


The paper focuses on the structure of fundamental sequences of ordinals smaller than $\e$. A first result is the construction of a monadic second-order formula identifying a given structure, whereas such a formula cannot exist for ordinals themselves. The structures are precisely classified in the pushdown hierarchy. Ordinals are also located in the hierarchy, and a direct presentation is given.
  • Ordinal theory
  • pushdown hierarchy
  • fundamental sequence
  • monadic second-order logic
  • prefix-recognizable graphs


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