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On Numbers and Games
 

On Numbers and Games (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Conway, John H.

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This new edition ends with an epilogue that sets the stage for further research on surreal numbers. The book is a must-have for all readers with a serious interest in the mathematical foundations of game strategies. ONAG, as the book is known, is one of those rare publications th...at sprang to life in a moment of creative energy and has remained influential for over a quarter of a century. Still in high demand, it is being republished with some adjustments and corrections. The original motivation for writing the book was an attempt to understand the relation between the theories of transfinite numbers and mathematical games. By defining numbers as the strengths of positions in certain games, the author arrives at a new class, the surreal numbers (so named by Donald Knuth) that includes at the same time the real numbers and the ordinal numbers. This new edition ends with an epilogue that sets the stage for further research on surreal numbers. The book is a must-have for all readers with a serious interest in the mathematical foundations of game strategies.
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ISBN 9781568811277
Released NZ 11 Dec 2000
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Hardback, 2nd Revised edition
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ISBN-13 9781568811277
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint A K Peters
Released 11 Dec 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Conway, John H.
Category Game Theory
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 519.3
Weight 476g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Game theory, Number theory
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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