[time 150] Re: [time 81] Discreteness and p-adics

Ben Goertzel (ben@goertzel.org)
Sun, 04 Apr 1999 13:06:54 -0400

Hi all,

to avoid getting several copies of each e-mail, let's please address
messages only to
time@kitada.com and not additionally to individuals within the group ;)

>The point is that k can be also *infinite* as integer: these have finite
>p-adic norm also. For instance 1/1-p =1+p+p^2+.... is completely well
>defined p-adic number with p-adic norm one.
>One could argue that discreteness is only apparent but the fact p-adic
>Fourier basis obeys Kronecker delta normalization suggests that this is
>not the case.

What is your definition of "discrete" if it's not cardinality ;)

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