
archmimedean valuation is infinityadic numbering
Posted:
May 14, 2013 10:38 PM


as an old aerospace engineer once said, "my congruence surds are not padic numbers, but that's what most mathematicians mistook them, for;" although he didn't say it, the canonical padic numbers are actually not prime based, but 10adics: subtract a larger number from a smaller, a la backwards on the odometer.
he also said that they are not useful for valuations, but only for eliminating classes of congruences, mod p, a prime.

