Algebraic and Analytic Randomness

  • Jean-Paul Allouche
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 550)


Is it possible to mathematically define words like: randomness, chaos, disorder, irregularity, complexity, or like: determinism, order, periodicity, regularity, simplicity? Are there concepts in between (quasi-periodicity)? How do these concepts fit objects from physics, e.g., glasses, crystals, quasi-crystals? We try to describe and compare various notions used in mathematics.


Spectral Measure Formal Power Series Topological Entropy Analytic Randomness Continue Fraction Expansion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Paul Allouche
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  1. 1.CNRSLRIOrsay CedexFrance

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