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Topic: Surreals
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Tony Mann

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Re: Surreals
Posted: Oct 20, 2000 4:51 AM
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> F. Alexander Norman wrote (about Surreal Numbers):
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The Gresham Professor of Geometry, Professor Sir Roger Penrose FRS
OM is giving a free public lecture in London on this topic next
month:

"Games and Numbers"

Certain very simple-looking but tantalising and amusing games, such
as the games of 'nim' and 'sprouts', illustrate mathematical
principles of wide application. This also leads to definitions of
kinds of number that include both the infinitely large and the
infinitely small, according to a scheme put forward by the
mathematician J H Conway.

Tuesday 21 November 5.30pm

This lecture will be held at St Paul's Girls' School, Brook Green,
London W6

Further information at www.gresham.ac.uk, from where I have copied
these details.

Tony

Tony Mann
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences,
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, 30 Park Row,
Greenwich, London SE10 9LS
Tel: +(44) (0)20 8331 8709
Fax: +(44) (0)20 8331 8665
Email: A.Mann@gre.ac.uk
Web site http://www.gre.ac.uk/~A.Mann





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