Information-Theoretic Incompleteness

Information-Theoretic Incompleteness

by Gregory J Chaitin
     
 
In this mathematical autobiography, Gregory Chaitin presents a technical survey of his work and a nontechnical discussion of its significance. The volume is an essential companion to the earlier collection of Chaitin's papers Information, Randomness and Incompleteness, also published by World Scientific.The technical survey contains many new results, including a

Overview

In this mathematical autobiography, Gregory Chaitin presents a technical survey of his work and a nontechnical discussion of its significance. The volume is an essential companion to the earlier collection of Chaitin's papers Information, Randomness and Incompleteness, also published by World Scientific.The technical survey contains many new results, including a detailed discussion of LISP program size and new versions of Chaitin's most fundamental information-theoretic incompleteness theorems. The nontechnical part includes the lecture given by Chaitin in Gšdel's classroom at the University of Vienna, a transcript of a BBC TV interview, and articles from New Scientist, La Recherche, and the Mathematical Intelligencer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810236953
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1992
Series:
Series in Computer Science
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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