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On numbers and games

Author: John H Conway
Publisher: London ; New York : Academic Press, 1976.
Series: L.M.S. monographs, 6.
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Conway, John Horton.
On numbers and games.
London ; New York : Academic Press, 1976
(OCoLC)622919282
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Conway
ISBN: 0121863506 9780121863500
OCLC Number: 2339327
Description: ix, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Zeroth part ... On numbers. All numbers great and small --
The Class No is a field --
The real and ordinal numbers --
The structure of the general number --
Algebra and analysis of numbers --
Number theory in the Land of Oz --
The curious Field On₂ --
Appendix to Part Zero --
First part ... and games. Playing several games at once --
Some games are already numbers --
On games and numbers --
Simplifying games --
Impartial games and the game of Nim --
How to lose when you must --
Animating functions, Welter's game and Hackenbush unrestrained --
How to play several games at once in a dozen different ways --
Ups, downs and bynumbers --
The long and the short and the small.
Series Title: L.M.S. monographs, 6.
Responsibility: J.H. Conway.

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