Information, Randomness and Incompleteness: Papers on Algorithmic Information Theory (2nd Edition) / Edition 2

Information, Randomness and Incompleteness: Papers on Algorithmic Information Theory (2nd Edition) / Edition 2

by Gregory J Chaitin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9810201710

ISBN-13: 9789810201715

Pub. Date: 01/28/1990

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

This book contains in easily accessible form all the main ideas of the creator and principal architect of algorithmic information theory. This expanded second edition has added thirteen abstracts, a 1988 Scientific American Article, a transcript of a EUROPALIA 89 lecture, an essay on biology, and an extensive bibliography. Its new larger format makes it easier to read

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This book contains in easily accessible form all the main ideas of the creator and principal architect of algorithmic information theory. This expanded second edition has added thirteen abstracts, a 1988 Scientific American Article, a transcript of a EUROPALIA 89 lecture, an essay on biology, and an extensive bibliography. Its new larger format makes it easier to read. Chaitin's ideas are a fundamental extension of those of Gödel and Turning and have exploded some basic assumptions of mathematics and thrown new light on the scientific method, epistemology, probability theory, and of course computer science and information theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810201715
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Series in Computer Science
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.72(d)

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