surreal numbers

Length of surreal product

Author(s): Gonshor

Conjecture   Every surreal number has a unique sign expansion, i.e. function $ f: o\rightarrow \{-, +\} $, where $ o $ is some ordinal. This $ o $ is the length of given sign expansion and also the birthday of the corresponding surreal number. Let us denote this length of $ s $ as $ \ell(s) $.

It is easy to prove that

$$ \ell(s+t) \leq \ell(s)+\ell(t) $$

What about

$$ \ell(s\times t) \leq \ell(s)\times\ell(t) $$


Keywords: surreal numbers

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