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Re: CHAT: math

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Sunday, November 19, 2000, 17:47
On Sat, 18 Nov 2000, John Cowan wrote:

> But IMHO the best approach to GT and nonstandard stuff of > every kind is Hofstadter's book _Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal > Golden Braid_.
I hadn't realized _GEB_ had nonstandard stuff in it, but it's been--gosh, over 3 years since I read it, and it's challenging material (if you're not a math genius and read it in HS). Beautiful, beautiful book. Some years back I ran across a website for a year-long math course that apparently used _GEB_ as its main text! That would've been such a neat thing to take, though I bet I'd've flunked it. :-p YHL