A Hardback edition by Gregory J. Chaitin in English (Jul 1, 1999)
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Short Description: 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... Read more
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 readable introduction to Chaitins ideas, and includes software (on the authors website) that will enable users to interact with the authors proofs. "Chaitins new book, The Unknowable, is a welcome addition to his oeuvre. In it he manages to bring his amazingly seminal insights to the attention of a much larger audience His work has deserved such treatment for a long time." JOHN ALLEN PAULOS, AUTHOR OF ONCE UPON A NUMBER
The Unknowable Hardback edition by Gregory J. Chaitin
- Gregory J. Chaitin
- Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Springer Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
- Springer Verlag, Singapore
- Publication date
- Jul 1, 1999
- 1999 ed.
- Product dimensions
- 165 x 235 x 19mm
I. A Hundred Years of Controversy Regarding the Foundations of Mathematics.- II. LISP: A Formalism for Expressing Mathematical Algorithms.- III. Goedel's Proof of his Incompleteness Theorem.- IV. Turing's Proof of the Unsolvability of the Halting Problem.- V. My Proof that You Can Show that a LISP Expression is Elegant.- VI. Information & Randomness: A Survey of Algorithmic Information Theory.- VII. Mathematics in the Third Millennium?- Bibliography.