Randomness Through Computation: Some Answers, More Questions


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The book is intended to explain the larger and intuitive concept of randomness by means of computation, particularly through algorithmic complexity and recursion theory. It also includes the transcriptions (by A. German) of two panel discussion on the topics: Is The Universe Random?, held at the University of Vermont in 2007; and What is Computation? (How) Does Nature Compute?, held at the University of Indiana Bloomington in 2008. The book is intended to the general public, undergraduate and graduate students in math, computer science, physics and other sciences, but also to philosophers of science and researchers
Keywords Randomness  Pseudorandomness  Random number generation  Statistical randomness  Algorithmic randomness
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