24.118 Paradox and Infinity
Different kinds of infinity; the paradoxes of set theory; the reduction of arithmetic to logic; formal systems; paradoxes involving the concept of truth; Godel's incompleteness theorems; the nonformalizable nature of mathematical truth; and Turing machines.
This class has no prerequisites.
24.118 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Rochford.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 32-155.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.
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