Logic, Types and Spaces

Towards homotopy type theory

Exercises for Midterm

These exercises are for review before the midterm. They are not to be submitted.

  1. Let $\_\le\_$ denote the type family corresponding to the less than or equal to relation. For a function $f : \mathbb{N} \to \mathbb{N}$, what does the type $\Pi_{n : \mathbb{N}}\Pi_{m : \mathbb{N}} (m \le n \to f(n) \le f(m))$ represent?

  2. For fixed types $A$ and $B$, recall that $A \times B$ is an inductive type. For a type $W$, what is the type of $rec_{A \times B, X}$? Relate this to Currying functions.

  3. For a function $f : \mathbb{N} \to \mathbb{N}$, define a type corresponding to $f$ being bounded (above), using the type family $\_\le\_$.

  4. Let $S$ be a type. Define an inductive type $W(S)$ whose terms are words, i.e., finite sequences, with each letter an element of $S$ or the formal inverse of an element of $S$. For example, if $S$ is the set (which we view as a type) $S = \{a, b\}$, then a term of $W(S)$ is $ab\bar{a}a\bar{b}$.