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Informationtheoretic Limitations of Formal Systems
 JOURNAL OF THE ACM
, 1974
"... An attempt is made to apply informationtheoretic computational complexity to metamathematics. The paper studies the number of bits of instructions that must be a given to a computer for it to perform finite and infinite tasks, and also the amount of time that it takes the computer to perform these ..."
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An attempt is made to apply informationtheoretic computational complexity to metamathematics. The paper studies the number of bits of instructions that must be a given to a computer for it to perform finite and infinite tasks, and also the amount of time that it takes the computer to perform these tasks. This is applied to measuring the difficulty of proving a given set of theorems, in terms of the number of bits of axioms that are assumed, and the size of the proofs needed to deduce the theorems from the axioms.
Pocket Mathematics
, 1995
"... Mathematics is in a dramatic and massive process of changing, mainly due to the advent of computers and computer science. Our aim is to present a pocket image of this phenomenon; a "case study" will give us the opportunity to describe some of these new ideas, problems, and techniques. Particularly, ..."
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Mathematics is in a dramatic and massive process of changing, mainly due to the advent of computers and computer science. Our aim is to present a pocket image of this phenomenon; a "case study" will give us the opportunity to describe some of these new ideas, problems, and techniques. Particularly, we will be concerned with foreseeable mutations in the interaction between deductive and experimental trends.