MATH 3371 Proof and Truth in Mathematics (Fall: 1 )
Can mathematical truths be deduced from a set of first principles or axioms? The wide use of axioms in mathematics shows that many can, but what can be proven falls short of all mathematical truths and even of all truths in the theory of numbers. This course will explore what is known about the limitations of the axiomatic method and computation as they relate to the discovery of mathematical truth, and will include Godel's incompleteness theorems.
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