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Meta Math! The Quest for Omega

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ISBN-10: 1400077974

ISBN-13: 9781400077977

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gregory Chaitin

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Gregory Chaitin, one of the world’s foremost mathematicians, leads us on a spellbinding journey, illuminating the process by which he arrived at his groundbreaking theory. Chaitin’s revolutionary discovery, the Omega number, is an exquisitely complex representation of unknowability in mathematics. His investigations shed light on what we can ultimately know about the universe and the very nature of life. In an infectious and enthusiastic narrative, Chaitin delineates the specific intellectual and intuitive steps he took toward the discovery. He takes us to the very frontiers of scientific thinking, and helps us to appreciate the art—and the sheer beauty—in the science of math.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Preface
Quotes by Leibniz/Galileo Franz Kafka
Before the Law One
Introduction Two
Three Strange Loves: Primes/G�del/LISP Three
Digital Information: DNA/Software/Leibniz Four
Intermezzo Five
The Labyrinth of the Continuum Six
Complexity, Randomness & Incompleteness Seven
Conclusion Poem
Poem
Further Reading
Appendix I
Appendix II
Index