Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Surreal Numbers

Student Seminar
Speaker: Abhishek Singh
Organiser: Swagato Sanyal
Date: Friday, 4 Oct 2013, 16:00 to 17:30
Venue: D-405 (D-Block Seminar Room)

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Abstract:  In past there were many attempts to axiomatically define Number System.  Piano’s, Dedekind’s, Cantor’s and Von Newman’s System are few examples among popular approaches. The definition and construction of Surreal Numbers is another such attempt by Prof. J H Conway. However the name is introduced by D. E. Knuth  due to his book titled “Surreal Numbers”. In this talk we will start by defining Numbers and “