Accession Number:

ADA339268

Title:

Recursive Fitness

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG(GERMANY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-02-04

Pagination or Media Count:

529.0

Abstract:

The legendary scenario is chilling A young man sails in the eastern Mediterranean or perhaps on the Aegean along with other members of an esoteric cult He is the only novice aboard all the other voyagers are tried and true initiates. His brotherhood lives under arcane rules -- one may not eat beans, for instance -- and dedicates itself to discovering mathematical regularity in nature. The voyage affords time for reflection, and the young monk continues to work on a problem which has occupied him for several days. He scratches right triangles on a board and wonders How can I show that the length of the hypotenuse can always be expressed as some relationship between two whole numbers.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE