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3. Mathematical Information

3. Mathematical Information  

Luciano Floridi

in Information: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777349
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199551378.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199551378
‘Mathematical information’ explores mathematical approaches to investigating information. The Mathematical Theory of Communication (MTC) is the most important of these approaches, and aims ... More
Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Stewart

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778292
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651986.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199651986
Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction provides an introduction to the formal theory of symmetry: group theory. Now a branch of abstract algebra, this subject first arose in the ... More
1. What is symmetry?

1. What is symmetry?  

Ian Stewart

in Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778292
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651986.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199651986
The concept of symmetry can be defined as a transformation of a mathematical structure, of a specified kind, that leaves specified properties of the structure unchanged. However, because a ... More
Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction  

Margaret A. Boden

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191821448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602919.001.0001
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book
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9780199602919
The applications of Artificial Intelligence lie all around us and affect all aspects of our lives. The results of Artificial Intelligence have been invaluable to biologists, psychologists, ... More
7. The Singularity

7. The Singularity  

Margaret A. Boden

in Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191821448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602919.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199602919
AI’s future has been hyped since its inception. Today, the prime example is the Singularity: the proposed point in time at which machines become more intelligent than humans. First, AI ... More
8. The next computer

8. The next computer  

Darrel Ince

in The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777899
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199586592
‘The next computer’ explores new approaches to computer architecture, and the unique problems accompanying them. The von Neumann architecture has been the norm for the past seventy years. ... More
5. The discipline of computer architecture

5. The discipline of computer architecture  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
Published Online: 
Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191798146
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733461.003.0005
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9780198733461
The physical computer is itself complex enough to have its own internal hierarchy, designed and described at multiple levels of abstraction. A significant aspect of this hierarchy is the ... More
2. Is matter real?

2. Is matter real?  

Jan Westerhoff

in Reality: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778063
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199594412.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199594412
Real is what appears to the senses. This definition is called the Matrix definition. That something appears to our senses is not sufficient evidence for its reality, however, as ... More
15. Maybe it is true—but you can’t prove it!

15. Maybe it is true—but you can’t prove it!  

Graham Priest

in Logic: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
Published Online: 
Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191848513
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198811701.003.0015
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chapter
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9780198811701
‘Maybe it is true—but you can’t prove it!’ first considers David Hilbert’s Program in the Foundations of Mathematics, which was to prove that mathematics was consistent. Hilbert’s ambitious ... More

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