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Every 2-random real is Kolmogorov random

  • Joseph S. Miller (a1)

We study reals with infinitely many incompressible prefixes. Call A ∈ 2ωKolmogorov random if . where C denotes plain Kolmogorov complexity. This property was suggested by Loveland and studied by Martin-Löf. Schnorr and Solovay. We prove that 2-random reals are Kolmogorov random. Together with the converse—proved by Nies. Stephan and Terwijn [11]—this provides a natural characterization of 2-randomness in terms of plain complexity. We finish with a related characterization of 2-randomness.

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The Journal of Symbolic Logic
  • ISSN: 0022-4812
  • EISSN: 1943-5886
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-symbolic-logic
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