In mathematics the p-adic number system for any prime number p extends the ordinary arithmetic of the rational numbers in a way different from the extension of the rational number system to the real and complex number systems.

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How do I interpret the order that an $p$-adic $L$-series vanishes to?

I know how to find the the order of vanishing for a complex $L$-series $L(E,1)$. I'm looking at an example: ...
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finding “exp(1)” in the p-adic numbers

Can anyone give me some kind of description when, in $\mathbb{C}_p$(the completion of the algebraic closure of the p-adic numbers), there is an element $x$ which satisfies $ Log_p(x) = 1, $ and in ...
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Torsion points on elliptic curves, $E^1$

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and let $E(\mathbb{Q}_p) \supset E^0(\mathbb{Q}_p) \supset E^1(\mathbb{Q}_p) \supset \cdots$ be its $p$-adic filtration, where $E^n(\mathbb{Q}_p) = \{P ...
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Examples where there is no power integral basis

Let $A$ be a completion discrete valuation ring with quotient field $K$, $L/K$ finite and separable, and $B$ the integral closure of $A$ in $L$. Let $P, \mathfrak P$ be the unique maximal ideals of ...
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Rescaling of Ternary quadratic forms

I was reading about the Hilbert residue symbol, and the discussion of it starts out with the assumption that we can reformat any ternary quadratic form over the integers into the form ...
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About p-adic numbers

I'm studying the dual group of the diadic rationals, $\widehat{\mathbb{Z}[1/2]}$, where the dual is the dual of Pontryagin of $\mathbb{Z}[1/2]$. In some papers says that $\widehat{\mathbb{Z}[1/2]}$, ...
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$p$-adic numbers and projective coordinates

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}_p$ be an elliptic curve and let $E^0(\mathbb{Q}_p)$ denote its nonsingular points. We accept that $E^0(\mathbb{Q}_p)$ is a subgroup of $E(\mathbb{Q}_p)$. Then let ...
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elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}_p$

Let $E: Y^2 = X^3 + AX + B$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}_p$, i.e. $A,B \in \mathbb{Q}_p$ and $4A^3 + 27B^2 \neq 0$. Then, according to page 47 of Cassels' Lectures on Elliptic Curves, if ...
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Cassel's book on Elliptic Curves

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}_p$ be an elliptic curve. Then for $n \geq 1$, let $E_n(\mathbb{Q}) = \left\{P \in E(\mathbb{Q}_p) : \dfrac{x(P)}{y(P)} \in p^n \mathbb{Z}_p\right\}$. According to Cassels in Lectures ...
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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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History of $p$-adic numbers

I'm interested in learning about the historical motivation and development of $p$-adic numbers. I haven't been able to find any books on the topic. I'd appreciate any references, including to more ...
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Can one check by hand whether the Tate module of an elliptic curve is semi-simple

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb Q$, and $\ell$ a prime number. Then, the $\ell$-adic Tate module $V_\ell(E)$ of $E$ is semi-simple as a $\mathbb Q_\ell$-representation of ...
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properties of certain semigroup action on $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$

Suppose we have a polynomial $f \in \mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}[x]$, $f(x) = x^2 - x$. We are interested in elements $n \in \mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$ such that after repeated application of f they ...
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Why exponential function on p-adic numbers is meaningless?

In the notes, page 3, it is said that $e^{2\pi i r y}$ is meaningless if $y$ is a general p-adic number. Why exponential function on p-adic numbers is meaningless? Thank you very much.
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Questions about p-adic expressions.

In the notes, page 3, it is said that in $2$-adic and $3$-adic expansion, we have $$ \frac{21}{50} = \frac{1}{2} + 2 + 2^2 + \cdots \tag 1 $$ $$ \frac{21}{50} = 2\cdot 3 + 3^2 + 3^6 + \cdots \tag 2 ...
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A p-adic integral

Let $(K,||)$ be a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ of degree $d$ such that the restriction of $||$ to $\mathbb{Q}_p$ is the usual p-adic absolute value. Endow $GL_n(K)$ with the unique Haar measure ...
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$p$-adic expansion

I have just touched on this topic, please guide me along. If I have a prime number $p=10^{10}+19$, and a $p$-adic number $\alpha=\frac{16}{17}$. How do I derive its $p$-adic expansion? Thanks in ...
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$\mathbb{Z}_p[\text{PGL}_2(\mathbb{F}_{p^n})]$-modules

Let $p$ be prime. Let $\mathbb{Z}_p$ be the $p$-adic integers. I'm intersted in $\mathbb{Z}_p[\text{PGL}_2(\mathbb{F}_{p^n})]$-modules of low rank over $\mathbb{Z}_p$ (rank $2$ is already very ...
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Continuous p-adic function similar to q-adic norm

Given two distinct primes $p,q$, I am looking for some notion of a $q$-adic valuation of $p$-adic numbers. Obviously, I can define $f:\Bbb{Q}_p \to \Bbb{Q}_p$ by $f(x) = \begin{cases}|x|_q & x\in ...
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Cauchy sequence in $\mathbb{Q}_p$ implies its p-absolute value is cauchy in $R$

Actually, I don't understand why $\{ a_{n}\} \in \mathbb{Q}_{p}$ is cauchy implies $|a_{n}|_{p} \in \mathbb{R}$ is cauchy. Could anyone give me a hint for understand this?
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What does it mean by “formal identity” in the sixth line from the top on page 79 from Koblitz's p-adic Numbers, p-adic Analysis, and Zeta-Functions.

What does it mean by "formal identity" in the sixth line from the top? The text comes from page 79 from Koblitz's p-adic Numbers, p-adic Analysis, and Zeta-Functions. Any explanation is appreciated. ...
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When is it easy to write down the Bhargava S-factorial?

In Manjul Bhargava's The Factorial Function and Generalizations he motivates a new type of factorial $n!_S$ using by generalizing three theorems: For $k, l \in \mathbb{Z}$, we have $k! \times l!$ ...
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Frobenius action on $\overline{\mathbb Q_p}$

Let $p$ be a prime number and let $F_p$ be the Frobenius automorphism of $\overline{\mathbb F_p}$. Given an explicit element $x $ of $\overline{\mathbb Q_p}$, how do I compute $F_p(x)$? Does it even ...
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p-adic analysis problem

Let $x \in \mathbb{Q}$. Show that if $\alpha \in \mathbb{Z}$ is an integer such that $|\alpha - x|_{p} \leq p^{-i} $ for some $i\in \mathbb{N}$, then there exists $\alpha' \in \{ 0,1,2, \ldots, ...
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Proof of Hasse's principle for quadratic equations

I am currently tackling the following problem. Problem Consider the equation $x^2 = q, $ where $ q \in \mathbb{Q}$. Show this has a rational solution $x$ in $\mathbb{Q}$ if and only if there are ...
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Proving the p-adic numbers $\mathbb{Q}_p$ form a field

I am trying to prove that $\mathbb{Q}_p$ forms a field. However, I am unsure of the best way to go about proving it. If I work with the power series representation of p-adic numbers I run in to ...
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Direct proof of compactness of $\mathbb{Z}_p$

Let $\mathbb{Z}_{p}$ be completion of $\mathbb{Z}$ with respect to $p-$norms. Actually I know that $\mathbb{Z}_{p}$ is bijective to Cantor set, which is compact, therefore by homeomorphism, it is also ...
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Representing numbers in unique p-adic to matrix representation, is there a way?

What I am wanting to do, if it is possible is find unique matrix representations for the p-adic representation of numbers. So for example, say I have the number 1365 = 3*5*7*13. Now I could take ...
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7-adic series expansion of square root of 2

Given the sequence $\{ a_n\}$ defined by the (positive and $a_n < 7^n$) solutions of the congruence $x^2 \equiv 2 \mod 7^n$ and $a_{n+1}\equiv a_n \mod 7^n$. e.g. the first one is $a_1 =3$ the ...
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p-adic numbers, fractions in $\mathbb{Z}_p$

How can we write $1/3$ in $\mathbb{Z}_5$ as series? We can write it as $\frac{1}{5-2}=-\frac{1}{2-5}=-(2+2*5+2*5^2+\dots)$ but $-2$ are negative coefficients...Please explain if there is a flaw in my ...
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Is $f(x)=x^{4}-2x^2 +3$ Eiseinstein in 2-adic $\mathbb{Q}_{2}$?

I think it is because $|1|_{2}=1$, $|2|_{2}=2^{-1}\leq 1$ and $|3|$,where 3 is prime I am using the following Eisenstein criterion for $f(x)=a_{n}x^{n}+...+a_{0}$: $|a_{n}|=1$, $|a_{0}|=prime$ and ...
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Possible Quadratic extensions of $\mathbb{Q}_{2}$ are 1-1 with $\mathbb{Q}_{2}^{*}/(\mathbb{Q}_{2}^{*})^{2}$

Why do they have to be units? $\mathbb{Q}_{2}[\sqrt{2}]$ is a quadratic extension but $|2|_{2}=\frac{1}{2}\neq 1$. Where do I need them to be units below? ...
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A quadratic equation over $\mathbb{Q}_p$

Suppose we have the equation $x^2+x+1$ over the field $\mathbb{Q}_p$. is it possible to determine for what primes $p$ the equation has solutions? I tried to see whether this is related to what $p$ is ...
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relation between $p$-adic numbers and congruence relations modulo p

Set $p$ prime. Take $f_1, f_2 \in \mathbb{Z}$ with $f_1 f_2$ square free and $p \nmid f_1, f_2$ and $\alpha \in \mathbb{Q}_p$ such that $|\alpha|_p = 1$ (i.e. $\alpha$ is a $p$-adic unit). Show that ...
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What is the p-adic valuation of elements of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ not in $\mathbb{Q}$.

In Cassels book "Lectures on Elliptic Curves", he defines the $p$-adic integers as: $\quad \mathbb{Z}_p = \{\alpha \in \mathbb{Q}_p \mid |\alpha|_p \leq 1\}$ He latter states that the $p$-adic ...
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Problems that are made easy by using p-adic numbers

Does anybody know of elementary problems that can be be solved using the p-adics? Solutions are preferred.
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Open Ball under the p-adic Norm

I'm trying to figure how, if it's even possible, to draw an open ball using the p-adic norm. My definition of the p-adic norm I'm using is: $ \lvert x \rvert_p $ = $p^{-ord_px}$ if $x \neq 0$ and ...
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$2$-adic inverse of $3$

Performing long division, I calculated the $2$-adic inverse of $3$ to be $$1-2+4-8+...$$ Then I noticed that I could get the same result in a more sleek way by noting that $$\frac 1 3 = \frac ...
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Ramification and roots of unity in complete discrete valuation rings.

Let $\mathcal{O}$ be a complete discrete valuation ring with algebraically closed residue field $k$ of characteristic $p>0$. Let $\pi\in \mathcal{O}$ generate the maximal ideal and suppose ...
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Degree of closure of $\mathbb{Q}_p$

In order to prove that algebraic closure of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ is infinite, I took the polynomial $x^n-p$ with $n>1$ over $\mathbb{Q}_p$ to show that this eqaution has no solution for infinite cases to ...
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What does root of unity in $\mathbb{Z}_p$ look like?

Let $p$ be an odd prime. Then by Hensel's lemma it's clear that $\mathbb{Z}_p $ contains all $p-1$th root of unity which reduces to $1$, $2$, ... , $p-1$ in $\mathbb{F}_p$. My question is do we know ...
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What is $e, \pi, \ln 2,…$ etc in p adic?

What is $e, \pi, \ln 2,...$ etc in p adic? And how to flip digits of decimal points? Does p-adic have their own constants? 10 adic base.
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Open problems involving p-adic numbers

I am in my final year of my undergraduate degree, and I'm doing a project on p-adic numbers, and in particular, trying to find Galois groups of simple extensions of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ (this is a Galois ...
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$p$-part of cyclotomic character

Let $K$ be a number field, $\bar K$ a separable closure and $p$ a rational prime and assume that $p \not= char(K)$. Consider the extension $$K(\mu_{p^\infty}) \mid K$$ which is obtained by adjoining ...
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Number of field extensions of $\mathbb{Q}_p$

If I know the index $(\mathbb{Q}_p^{\times} : (\mathbb{Q}_p^{\times})^n)$ for some $n \in \mathbb{N}$, is it possible to know how many field extensions of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ of degree $n$ there are? This ...
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Embedding into $p$-adic complex numbers

As I'm reading notes about the Leopoldt conjecture, the following question came to my mind: Let $\mathbb{C}_p$ be the $p$-adic complex numbers, i.e. the completion of the algebraic closure of the ...
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The unramified quadratic extension of $\mathbb{Q}_2$

I know that there are $7$ field extensions of $\mathbb{Q}_2$ of degree $2$ (this follows from Hensel's lemma) and I think these are $$\mathbb{Q}_2(\sqrt{2}), \mathbb{Q}_2(\sqrt{3}), ...
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Equivalent Hensel's lemma?

Let $K$ be a complete field with nonarchimedian valuation $|\cdot|$ and $\mathcal{O}_K := \{x \in K: \; |x| \le 1\}$, $\mathfrak{m} := \{x \in K: \; |x| < 1\}$. I have seen two statements that do ...
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Every finite Galois extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ has a solvable Galois group.

I have found the statement as in the title of this post on wikipedia, however, there is no reference for its proof. How does one prove it?