A jump operator on the Weihrauch degrees
Abstract
A partial order $(P,\le)$ admits a jump operator if there is a map $j\colon P \to P$ that is strictly increasing and weakly monotone. Despite its name, the jump in the Weihrauch lattice fails to satisfy both of these properties: it is not degreetheoretic and there are functions $f$ such that $f\equiv_{\mathrm{W}} f'$. This raises the question: is there a jump operator in the Weihrauch lattice? We answer this question positively and provide an explicit definition for an operator on partial multivalued functions that, when lifted to the Weihrauch degrees, induces a jump operator. This new operator, called the totalizing jump, can be characterized in terms of the total continuation, a wellknown operator on computational problems. The totalizing jump induces an injective endomorphism of the Weihrauch degrees. We study some algebraic properties of the totalizing jump and characterize its behavior on some pivotal problems in the Weihrauch lattice.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 February 2024
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.2402.13163
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2402.13163
 Bibcode:
 2024arXiv240213163A
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Logic;
 03D30;
 03D78