## Title data

Schleicher, Dierk ; Stoll, Michael:

**An introduction to Conway’s games and numbers.**

*In:* Moscow Mathematical Journal.
Vol. 6
(2006)
Issue 2
.
- pp. 359-388.

ISSN 1609-3321

## Abstract in another language

This note attempts to furnish John H. Conway's combinatorial game theory with an introduction that is easily accessible and yet mathematically precise and self-contained and which provides complete statements and proofs for some of the folklore in the subject.

Conway's theory is a fascinating and rich theory based on a simple and intuitive recursive definition of games, which yields a very rich algebraic structure. Games form an abelian GROUP in a very natural way. A certain subgroup of games, called numbers, is a FIELD that contains both the real numbers and the ordinal numbers. Conway's theory is deeply satisfying from a theoretical point of view, and at the same time it has useful applications to specific games such as Go.

## Further data

Item Type: | Article in a journal |
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Refereed: | Yes |

Keywords: | Conway game, surreal number, combinatorial game theory |

Institutions of the University: | Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics > Chair Mathematics II Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics > Chair Mathematics II > Chair Mathematics II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Stoll Faculties Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics |

Result of work at the UBT: | No |

DDC Subjects: | 500 Science > 510 Mathematics |

Date Deposited: | 22 Jan 2015 12:10 |

Last Modified: | 12 Feb 2015 12:08 |

URI: | https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/5829 |