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Division by Zero : A Survey of Options

  title={Division by Zero : A Survey of Options},
  author={Jan A. Bergstra},
The idea that, as opposed to the conventional viewpoint, division by zero may produce a meaningful result, is long standing and has attracted inter- est from many sides. We provide a survey of some options for defining an outcome for the application of division in case the second argument equals zero. The survey is limited by a combination of simplifying assumptions which are grouped together in the idea of a premeadow, which generalises the notion of an associative transfield. 

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