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By Harry Gonshor

The surreal numbers shape a procedure such as either the normal genuine numbers and the ordinals. in view that their advent by means of J. H. Conway, the idea of surreal numbers has visible a swift improvement revealing many traditional and intriguing houses. those notes offer a proper creation to the speculation in a transparent and lucid variety. The the writer is ready to lead the reader via to a couple of the issues within the box. the subjects coated comprise exponentiation and generalized e-numbers.

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E A1 is even) and G = (: the number of a. e A1 is odd). 7. The surreal numbers form a field. Proof. We first show that x e F ==> ax < 1 and x e G =» ax > 1. This will show that F < G. Since < > e F, < > = 0, and a-0 = 0 < 1, the result is valid for < >. We now use induction on the length of the finite sequence. In other words it is enough to show that if b has this property so does x = b°ai. Now by definition (a-a^b + a x x = 1. Clearly (a-a^b + a ^ = ab. Since a } > 0 it follows that x > b iff 1 > ab.

Assume f i r s t that xy = a. Then x°v = a xy = —— and J ( x oy) 2 = A *• Now assume x°y x °x >_ x°x. Now 2 By the inductive hypothesis, i f Thus Similarly, if 4xva . Clearly x 4= y since (x+y) 2 Therefore (x°y) 2 < a as desired. x+y x+y x 2 < a < y 2 ; hence 4xy AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF SURREAL NUMBERS If xy * a, then either apply the above to ^ and y since membership in F or G want is that (—)2 < a. (Even can get by even if all we have x <— or x > —. 26 If x < —, we to obtain f^-°y)2 < a.

The negative integer -n is n times ( ). This is an immediate consequence of the theorem and the formula for the additive inverse obtained previously. B DYADIC FRACTIONS Since the class of surreal numbers contain the rational numbers, i t seems natural to consider them next and even to conjecture that the rational numbers correspond to f i n i t e sequences of pluses and minuses. Since 0 = ( ) < (+-) < (+) = 1 , i t is natural to conjecture that (+-) = o- • A heuristic guess for (+—) would be a toss-up 1 1 1 1 between -j and j • Actually (+-) =-^ and (+—) = ^ • I t turns out that the f i n i t e sequences correspond to the dyadic fractions, i .

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