# What is single tape Turing machine?

A turing machine consists of a tape of infinite length on which read and writes operation can be performed. The tape consists of infinite cells on which each cell either contains input symbol or a special symbol called blank.

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## What is single tape Turing machine?

A turing machine consists of a tape of infinite length on which read and writes operation can be performed. The tape consists of infinite cells on which each cell either contains input symbol or a special symbol called blank.

### How many tapes are in a Turing machine?

Two-stack Turing machines have a read-only input and two storage tapes. If a head moves left on either tape a blank is printed on that tape, but one symbol from a “library” can be printed.

**Can a Turing machine have more than one tape?**

Multi-tape Turing Machines have multiple tapes where each tape is accessed with a separate head. Each head can move independently of the other heads.

**How did Turing’s computer work?**

Despite the model’s simplicity, given any computer algorithm, a Turing machine capable of implementing that algorithm’s logic can be constructed. The machine operates on an infinite memory tape divided into discrete “cells”. The machine positions its “head” over a cell and “reads” or “scans” the symbol there.

## What is multihead Turing machine?

Multi-head Turing Machine: A multi-head Turing machine contains two or more heads to read the symbols on the same tape. In one step all the heads sense the scanned symbols and move or write independently. Multi-head Turing machine can be simulated by a single head Turing machine.

### Why is Turing machine used?

A Turing machine is an abstract computational model that performs computations by reading and writing to an infinite tape. Turing machines provide a powerful computational model for solving problems in computer science and testing the limits of computation — are there problems that we simply cannot solve?

**What is an offline Turing machine?**

Offline Turing Machine An offline Turing machine is a multitape Turing machine whose input tape is read only (writing is not allowed). An offline Turing machine can simulate any Turing machine A by using one more tape than Turing machine A.

**Who invented machine?**

Three of the simple machines were studied and described by Greek philosopher Archimedes around the 3rd century BC: the lever, pulley and screw. Archimedes discovered the principle of mechanical advantage in the lever.

## What are types of Turing machine?

What are the Turing machine variations in TOC?

- Multi-track.
- Multi-tape.
- Multi-head.
- Multi-dimensional tape.
- The off-line Turing machine.

### Is Turing machine real?

Turing’s machine is not a real machine. It’s a mathematical model, a concept, just like state machines, automata or combinational logic. It exists purely in the abstract. (Although “real” implementations of the Turing machine do exist, like in this foundational computer science paper.)

**Are real computers identical to Turing machines?**

While there are probably one-offs of some sort, there are no computers that are built as Turing machines. However, all computers can (almost) emulate a Turing machine. They are (almost) equivalent to a Turing machine in terms of what they can compute.

**How to tell if a machine is Turing machine equivalent?**

– Shift the input string one square to the right. – Initialize both heads to point to the start of the tape. – Move h1 one square to the right, and h2 two squares to the right. – If h2 is on a square past the input string, then h1 points to the middle of the string, you can then halt. – Otherwise, go to step 3.

## Can I say the first computer was Turing machine?

You can’t say the first computer was a Turing machine. If you’re talking about theoretical machines, and/or machines that were never built, then the first computer was the analytical engine designed by Charles Babbage and Lady Ada Lovelace in the 1840s.

Types of Turing Machines Subjects to be Learned. Variation of Turing Machine Contents There are a number of other types of Turing machines in addition to the one we have seen such as Turing machines with multiple tapes, ones having one tape but with multiple heads, ones with two dimensional tapes, nondeterministic Turing machines etc.