Re: More Mathematica CAN'T do than CAN???
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- Subject: [mg113375] Re: More Mathematica CAN'T do than CAN???
- From: James Stein <mathgroup at stein.org>
- Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 05:33:06 -0400 (EDT)
Turing Machines are implemented in Mathematica, so Mathematica can, in principle, "do" any computable problem. Perhaps your learned friend is merely suggesting, in a learned roundabout way, that fewer than half of all mathematics problems are decidable? On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 3:05 AM, Nicholas Kormanik <nkormanik at gmail.com>wrote: > > A few evenings ago I was speaking with a "learned mathematician" at > the local university here. In the course of our wide-ranging talk, he > stated that Mathematica is only capable of doing less than half the > problems in mathematics today. > > I was floored at his assertion. I have only scratched the surface of > all that Mathematica can do. > > There's tons more that it CAN'T do??? > > Your comments are welcome. > > Nicholas Kormanik > >