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The unknowable

Author: Gregory J Chaitin
Publisher: Singapore ; New York : Springer, ©1999.
Series: Springer series in discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This companion volume to Chaitin's "The Limits of Mathematics", also published by Springer, gives a historical survey of the work this century on the foundations of mathematics, in which the author was a major participant. "The Unknowable" is a readable and concrete introduction to Chaitin's ideas, and it includes a detailed explanation of the programming language used by Chaitin in both volumes. It will enable  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory J Chaitin
ISBN: 9814021725 9789814021722
OCLC Number: 41273107
Description: vii, 122 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: A hundred years of controversy regarding the foundations of mathematics --
LISP: a formalism for expressing mathematical algorithms --
Gödel's proof of his incompleteness theorem --
Turing's proof of the unsolvability of the halting problem --
My proof that you can't show that a LISP expression is elegant --
Information & randomness: a survey of algorithmic information theory --
Mathematics i the third millennium?
Series Title: Springer series in discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science.
Responsibility: by Gregory J. Chaitin.
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This essential companion to Chaitins highly successful The Limits of Mathematics, gives a brilliant historical survey of important work on the foundations of mathematics. The Unknowable is a very  Read more...

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