Event Type:

Geometry-Topology Seminar

Date/Time:

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 12:00 to 13:00

Location:

Gilkey Hall 115

Abstract:

At my previous talk, we defined and topoligized profinite groups as the inverse limit of finite groups. Today we will give the inverse limit construction of the p-adic integers and explore the p-adic metric. Results will include a one-line irrationality proof, a homeomorphism to the Cantor set missing a point, and the consequences of an ultrametric.