Euclid’s axioms and postulates, intended to be self-evident, are sufficient to prove the many propositions he made in Elements.
Euclidean geometry is based on Euclid’s axioms and postulates. What do the Euclidean axioms say, and why are they so important in math?
Alan Turing (1912-1954) “invented” the Turing machine (TM) as a powerful theoretical model for mathematicians exploring rules-based mathematics. The Non-deterministic Turing machine, or NTM, extends the basic concept by permitting multiple instructions for one state-input combination. The Deterministic Turing Machine A Turing machine has a finite number of states, symbols and instructions. A pattern of symbols are presented on […]
A Turing machine, or TM, is a theoretical model devised by Alan Turing to explore the limits of rule-based math. The model has a finite number of rules, states and symbols, and an infinite tape with cells, each of which can contain a single symbol. The TM can either read the current cell, rewrite it, […]
Alan Turing (1912-1954) “invented” the Turing machine as a theoretical model for exploring the limits of rules-based mathematics. This purely theoretical device became a powerful tool in the minds of mathematicians, and modern computers still follow many of its principles. The Turing machine is even being honored via art at the Intuition and Ingenuity exhibit […]