David Rim's Reviews > Meta Math!: The Quest for Omega

Meta Math! by Gregory Chaitin
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Jun 15, 2007

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I'm not sure how I feel about the Quest for Omega. On the one hand its interesting in the sense that so many mathematical fields are coming together under the auspices of information / computational theory. On the other, this is weirdly unbalanced. There are really difficult concepts that are totally glossed over, and really simple concepts that are delved into. Im not being pretentious, but diophantine equations are pretty much passed by really quickly and then theres a whole chapter on Turings halting problem. Sorry, but uh the halting problem is pretty simple for most people to understand. Anyways, i want to learn more about Diophantine equations, among other things, so I guess it was enjoyable. Two days of reading here, unless you're a computability or number theory newb.
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