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Paradox & Infinity

This course explores different kinds of infinity; the paradoxes of set theory; the reduction of arithmetic to logic; formal systems; paradoxes involving the concept of truth; Gdels incompleteness theorems; the nonformalizable nature of mathematical truth; and Turing machines.

Start Date: Feb 01, 2013
Cost: Free

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This course explores different kinds of infinity; the paradoxes of set theory; the reduction of arithmetic to logic; formal systems; paradoxes involving the concept of truth; Gdels incompleteness theorems; the nonformalizable nature of mathematical truth; and Turing machines.

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  • Dates: Feb 01, 2013 to May 25, 2013
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Owain R. Evans, Prof. Agustn Rayo
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW

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About MIT OCW: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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