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The Wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi

ℚ, the rationals! Don't you just love them? Ratios of integers. They add up, they multiply, they divide, they are almost everywhere!...they are almost everywhere! Damn. Gaps! Must fill those gaps...Right. How do I fill those gaps? Well I could go for the tried and trusted & create the reals. The reals are nice! All laid out in a line, no gaps, on and on forever in straight line. But, I've been watching Grand Designs? Is there some other way of filling those gaps? I want to be exotic. I want to be creative. I want to rip up the rule book. I want to be...p-adic!
The P-adics. Come and see a whole new number system or many!
..and where does Obi Wan Kenobi come in? Well, for that you will need to come and see the talk on Wednesday 6th Novermber (Week 6) at 7:30pm in P/L/002.

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