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The grammar G shown in the text is not a DCFL and it fails the DK-test.

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Page 221, Definition 5.6.

This definition of LBA implies that the tape is completely empty when the input is ε and then the machine is unable to move. This technical issue can be fixed in multiple ways, such as by adding a blank symbol after each input string or by treating ε as a special case input which the machine is designated to accept or reject.

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Page 369, Proof of the Time Hierarchy Theorem 9.10.

The proof requires some additional technical discussion at one place. In Stage 4 of D, it simulates M on w. This simulation may require representing each cell of M's tape with several cells on D's tape because M's tape alphabet is arbitrary and D's tape alphabet is fixed. However, initializating the simulation by converting D's input w to this representation involves rewriting w so that its symbols are spread apart by several cells. If we use the obvious copying procedure for spreading w, this conversion would involve O(n^2) time and that would exceed the O(t(n)) time bound for small t.

Instead, we observe that D operates on inputs w of the form x10^k where x = ‹M›, and we only need to carry out the simulation when k is large. We consider only k > |x|^2. We can spread w by first using the obvious copying procedure for x and then counting trailing 0s and rewriting these by using that count. The time for spreading x is O(|x|^2) which is O(n). The time for counting the 0s is O(n log n) which is O(t(n)) because t is time constructible.

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