Hereditary Representation

The representation of a number as a sum of powers of a base b, followed by expression of each of the exponents as a sum of powers of b, etc., until the process stops. For example, the hereditary representation of 266 in base 2 is


See also

Goodstein Sequence, Goodstein's Theorem

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Henle, J. M. An Outline of Set Theory. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1986.

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