CORC 3310 Paradoxes and the Limits of Knowledge

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CC 30.10.
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3 hours; 3 credits

Paradoxes and limitations arising in computer science, the physical sciences, and mathematics. Paradoxes created by using reason alone. Linguistic and philosophical paradoxes like ?This sentence is false.? Limitations of reason, logic and computers. Reasoning about infinity. The inability to prove everything that is true. Problems that cannot be solved by computers in a reasonable amount of time. Unsolvable problems. The boundary between what can and cannot be known. Satisfies Pathways College Option requirement.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

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