The walks on ordinals and analysis of their characteristics is a subject matter started by the author some twenty years ago in order to disprove a particular extension of the Ramsey theorem. A further analysis has shown however that the resulting method is quite useful in detecting critical mathematical objects in contexts where only rough classifications are possible. The book gives a careful and comprehensive account of the method and gathers many of these applications in a unified and comprehensive manner.
Table of Contents
Walks on Countable Ordinals.- Metric Theory of Countable Ordinals.- Coherent Mappings and Trees.- The Square-bracket Operation on Countable Ordinals.- General Walks and Their Characteristics.- Square Sequences.- The Oscillation Mapping and the Square-bracket Operation.- Unbounded Functions.- Higher Dimensions.