By Fernando Q. Gouvêa
There are numbers of all types: rational, genuine, complicated, p-adic. The p-adic numbers are much less popular than the others, yet they play a basic position in quantity idea and in different elements of arithmetic. This simple creation deals a huge knowing of p-adic numbers.
From the reports: "It could be the main appropriate textual content for rookies, and that i shall certainly suggest it to a person who asks me what a p-adic quantity is." --THE MATHEMATICAL GAZETTE