LINKS: Math From the Ground Up

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Science  04 Feb 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5710, pp. 651
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5710.651c

Researchers who specialize in the foundations of mathematics delve into deep topics such as set theory and proof theory to ensure that math rests on solid philosophical ground. For a comprehensive take on the subject, visit this site from Alexander Sakharov, a computer scientist and Web developer in Boston. Sakharov has arranged more than 50 links into chapters to create a virtual textbook, with writings from mathematicians, computer scientists, and other experts. The contributions—which include books, articles, and entries in references such as the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy—probe topics like mathematical logic and axioms.

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