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As promised, a complete though not thorough explanation of Godel's incompleteness theorem
on September 18, 2016
Overall, I very much enjoyed this book. It was as promised, a complete, though not thorough explanation of Godel's incompleteness theorem.
While it did use mathematical syntax throughout the book, it was all in the context of what was necessary for the explanation (and in many cases the mathematical symbols are easier to parse than the written explanation, however usually both are provided). Furthermore, tables are often shown throughout the book to further reinforce concepts.
As someone with an engineering rather than formal mathematics background, I found the book overall quite easy to follow. That is not to say that there weren't a few pages for which I needed to re-read several times, or that I would jump backwards in the book to reacquire the context of what was being explained, but it seemed like the book chose the right trade offs overall.
It is worth noting that the book is quite a quick read. I imagine most people would get through it in a little over a couple of hours. Yet the length of the book feels right. It manages to gloss over the right areas, while not affecting the subsequent explanations negatively.