[FOM] Transfinite Euclidean Algorithm
hendrik@topoi.pooq.com
hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Tue Nov 13 08:50:59 EST 2007
On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 03:35:21PM -0500, joeshipman at aol.com wrote:
> Commutative rings exist in which there is no Euclidean algorthm, but
> there is a "division algorithm" in which the appropriate "norm" with
> respect to which the remainder decreases takes values in a more complex
> well-ordered set than the integers. Can anyone give a simple example of
> such a ring?
>
> -- JS
polynomials over the integers with ordinal exponents but only a
finite number of terms in each polynomial?
Or have I misunderstood the question?
-- hendrik
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