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Alan Turing On Computable Numbers

Today in 1936, Alan Turing delivered to the London Mathematical Society his paper “On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem.”  In the paper, Turing described the Universal Machine, which later became known as the Turing Machine. This was an idealized … Continue reading

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On the History of Mathematical Notation

Stephen Wolfram: So, where did all the mathematical notation that we use today come from? Well, that’s all bound up with the history of mathematics itself, so we have to talk a bit about that. People often have this view … Continue reading

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