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The space $C_c^\infty(\mathbb{Q}_p^*)$ of smooth compactly supported functions on $\mathbb{Q}_p^*$

Let $p$ be prime. Let $\mathbb{Q}_p^*$ be the multiplicative group of the field of $p$-adic numbers. We call a function $f:\mathbb{Q}_p^*\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ smooth if it is invariant under ...
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Does the p-adic rationals have isolated points?

Does $\mathbb Q_p$ have isolated points? I think that it doesn't,but i cannot prove it. Any help?Thank you!
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Dedekind-Like construction of p-adic numbers

Recently I've been studying p-adic numbers. I understand the idea of a cauchy completion of the rationals with respect to the metric defined by the norm $\vert\vert \cdot \vert \vert_p $. When I was ...
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Are $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and $\mathbb{Q}_q$ homeomorphic?

If $p$ and $q$ are distinct prime number, are $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and $\mathbb{Q}_q$ homeomorphic as topological space?
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P-adic numbers complete/incomplete

P-adic numbers are complete in one sense and incomplete in another sense. Is it so? Firstly, does not complete mean connected? I read somewhere that there is not intermediate value theorem for ...
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About $p$-adic Topology on $\mathbb{Z}$

I want some notes about $p$-adic Topology and some properties with proves about $\mathbb{Z}$ with this Topology. Thank you.
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Why $\mathbb{Z}$ with $p$-adic topology is precompact?

Why $\mathbb{Z}$ (group of integer numbers) with $p$-adic topology is a countable precompact metric group with a linear topology? Note : Call a topological group $G$ linear (and its topology a linear ...
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Open set = *disjoint* union of open balls?

Recently, i have read the assertion that in $Q_p$, the p-adics, every open set is a disjoint union of open balls. This is not true for a general metric space, see for example How to make open covers ...
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Is the algebraic closure of a $p$-adic field complete

Let $K$ be a finite extension of $\mathbf{Q}_p$, i.e., a $p$-adic field. (Is this standard terminology?) Why is (or why isn't) an algebraic closure $\overline{K}$ complete? Maybe this holds more ...
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Why are closed balls in the $p$-adic topology compact?

I was skimming through some of this paper Measurable Dynamics and Simple $p$-adic Polynomials out of curiosity. A few pages in, the author claims that closed balls are both open and compact sets in ...
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Intersection of nested open sets

Consider a nested sequence $O_1$, $O_2$, $\dots , O_k, \dots $ of open sets in $\mathbb{Q}_p^n$ such that $O_i \setminus O_{i+1}$ has empty interior. Under which conditions do we have $\bigcap_k O_k$ ...