Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Universal questions

I have a new shirt.  On the front is a hashtag #ImUniversal.  Youngest looks at it this morning and says, "Are you universal over the p-adics?  If so, I have some questions for you."  This is a joke, having to do with a sticking point in his current research problem.  I was pleased that I got the joke and impressed with his wit before 9 am on a summer's morning!

p-adics are a class of numbers, like the integers or real numbers (in some ways they are parallel to the real numbers).  You can read about them here or here, but I don't guarantee that you'll be any more enlightened after you do.

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