Category Archives: Riffs and Rotes

Riffs and Rotes : 3

Re: R.J. Lipton • Failure Of Unique Factorization My favorite question in this realm is how much of the linear ordering of the natural numbers is purely combinatorial, where we eliminate all the structure that isn’t purely combinatorial via the … Continue reading

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Signs Of Signs • 4

Re: Michael Harris • Language About Language But then inevitably I find myself wondering whether a proof assistant, or even a formal system, can make the distinction between “technical” and “fundamental” questions. There seems to be no logical distinction. The … Continue reading

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Forest Primeval → Riffs & Rotes

Re: Shifting Paradigms? • (1) • (2) • (3) • (4) • (5) • (6) Prompted by the discussion of Catalan numbers on the Foundations Of Math List, I dug up a few pieces of early correspondence and later discussions that … Continue reading

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¿Shifting Paradigms? • 2

Re: Timothy Chow • Shifting Paradigms? 2014 Jul 31 I can’t remember when I first started playing with Gödel codings of graph-theoretic structures, which arose in logical and computational settings, but I remember being egged on in that direction by … Continue reading

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Riffs and Rotes : 2

Re: Peter Cameron The interaction between addition and multiplication in the natural numbers has long been an interest of mine, leading to broader questions about the relationship between algebra and combinatorics.  My gropings with these enigmas led me to the … Continue reading

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Riffs and Rotes : 1

Re: Richard J. Lipton There is a study called generalized primes that investigates in a more general way the relationship between arbitrary elements called primes and all the composites that can be formed from them according to specified rules of … Continue reading

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