Goodstein sequences

Will Sladek, a student at Caltech, wrote an excellent introductory paper on incompleteness in PA, The termite and the tower. While Will was working on his paper, I wrote a short note, Goodstein’s function, on how to compute Goodstein’s function. Please let me know of any comments of corrections to either article.

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2 Responses to Goodstein sequences

  1. […] a nice introduction to incompleteness and Goodstein’s theorem, see Will Sladek’s paper here. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Partitioning numbersUS concerns of decline in […]

  2. […] (an undergraduate student of mine at Caltech wrote a nice paper on this a few years ago, “The termite and the tower.“). There are others. A nice one is about a game, Hercules and the […]

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