Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Math 873: Advanced Topics in Foundations (Spring)

Computable analysis and topology
Joe Miller, Spring 2018

This course will be an introduction to computability theory on metric spaces, with a particular focus on the continuous degrees, i.e., the degrees of points of computable metric spaces. This degree structure (slightly) extends the Turing degrees and turns out to be a natural substructure of the enumeration degrees. We will cover essentially everything that is known about the continuous degrees, while taking interesting digressions into related topics, like the effective Urysohn metrization theorem and the noneffectiveness of the Brower fixed-point theorem. No previous computable analysis background is expected; a minimal familiarity with computability theory would be helpful.

There is no required textbook.
Math 770, and Math 773 or concurrent registration in Math 773

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wi  53706

(608) 263-3054

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