LOG#103. Numbers: the list.

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Hello, eager earthlings! Today, my list is about fascinating number types. I love them all so much…

1) Natural numbers.

2) Integer numbers.

3) Fractional numbers.

4) Irrational numbers.

5) Real numbers.

6) Complex numbers.

7) Quaternions.

8) Octonions/Octaves/Cayley numbers. (John C. Baez’s favourite numbers!)

9) Sedenions.

10) Hypernumbers (Cayley-Dickson algebras).

11) Grassmann numbers/Grassmannian numbers/anticommuting c-numbers/supernumbers.

12) Clifford numbers.

13) p-adic numbers.

14) Adelic/idelic numbers (The adelic ring).

15) Ternary numbers and n-ary numbers.

16) q-numbers, or xy-qxy, and their q-deformed generalizations.

17) Tropical numbers.

18) Polygonal (polytopal) numbers.

19) Modular numbers.

20) Surreal numbers.

21) Transfinite numbers.

22) Catalan numbers.

23) Non-computable numbers.

24) Prime numbers.

Do you know a cool type of number I should add to “my list”? Let me know…

May the numbers be with you!!!!!

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