[CORK] Re: shy reals

Gregory Alan Bolcer gbolcer at endeavors.com
Mon Apr 14 16:11:47 PDT 2003


>>But here's the interesting thing: all the
>>finitely describable numbers are themselves
>>countable. The remaining reals, the "shy"
>>ones, are the uncountable bulk of reals, even
>>though I cannot name one of them.
> 
> 

Is that true?? I thought that Ackerman's function
was finitely describable but not countable.  Maybe
I'm confusing countable with computable.  Most
computers can't get past Ack(3, 7) or greater.

Greg


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