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Author Bloch, William Goldbloom.
Title The unimaginable mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel / William Goldbloom Bloch.
Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 9  868 B    IN LIBRARY
Description xx, 192 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Note Facsimiles on end-papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-185) and index.
Contents Combinatorics : contemplating variations of the 23 letters -- Information theory : cataloging the collection -- Real analysis : the book of sand -- Topology and cosmology : the universe (which others call the library) -- Geometry and graph theory : ambiguity and access -- More combinatorics : disordering into order -- A homomorphism : structure into meaning -- Critical points -- Openings.
Subject Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986 -- Knowledge -- Mathematics.
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986 Library of Babel.
Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Mathematics and literature.
ISBN 9780195334579 (alk. paper)
0195334574 (alk. paper)