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Algebra/Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Samuel Wilson

Title: Birthday Brawl

Abstract: We define games as a combinatorial object between two "players" given a specific set of rules. Our goal is to calculate a way to give games numerical values in order to see which player (if any) has a winning strategy, and to find the smallest field such that game-values are completely contained. We will call this field the Surreal Numbers and look at its interesting properties as well as give a method to construct them concretely.

Monday, November 28 at 4:10pm to 5:00pm

Ayres Hall, 112
1403 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff

Department
Mathematics
Contact Name

Marie Jameson

Contact Email

mjameso2@utk.edu

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