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Non-archimedean valuation

In the definition of non-archimedean valuation the value group is the group of real numbers $\mathbb R$. Can we replace $\mathbb R$ by any totally ordered group different from $\mathbb R$ ? Thanks
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Integral Closure in an Unramified Extension is Generated by a Single Element

Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring with quotient field $K$, and $L/K$ a finite separable extension which is unramified over $K$. Also suppose that $K$ is complete with respect to the valuation of ...
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Subring of a field with a discrete valuation is a euclidean domain

I am confused by the following problem in Aluffi's Algebra Chapter Zero... A discrete valuation on a field $k$ is a surjective group homomorphism $v : k^* \to (\Bbb Z,+)$ such that $v(a + b) \geq ...
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Help in this proof on DVRs

I'm trying to understand this proof: Anyone could clarify the converse please? I really need help. Thanks a lot
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A question on valuation overrings of a PID

Let $A$ be a PID and let $K$ be its quotient field. Let $V$ be a valuation ring of $K$ containing $A$ and assume $V\neq K$. Show that $V$ is a local ring $A_{(p)}$ for some prime element $p$. I ...
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How to show that $|z|=(z\overline{z})^{1/2}$ is the only valuation of $\mathbb{C}$ that extends the absolute value of $\mathbb{R}$?

How can I show that $|z|=(z\overline{z})^{1/2}$ is the only valuation of $\mathbb{C}$ that extends the absolute value of $\mathbb{R}$? I can see that it suffices to work with the unit disk, i.e. it ...
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Localizations of the ring $A=\Bbb{C}[X,Y]/(Y^2-X^4+2X^2-1)$

Consider the ring $A=\Bbb{C}[X,Y]/(Y^2-X^4+2X^2-1)$. Let $A_M$ denote the localization of $A$ with respect to maximal ideal $M$. My question is: Is $A_N$ a DVR, where $N$ is the maximal ideal ...
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Application of Hensel's lemma

Show that the polynomial $\Phi(x)=x^2 -2 \in O(\widehat{\Bbb Q_2})[x] $ has no root in $\widehat{\Bbb Q_2}$, even though $\bar\Phi(x)\in E(\widehat{\Bbb Q_2})[x]$ has a root in $E(\widehat{\Bbb Q_2}) ...
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Definition of algebraic variety

In general, the definition of an algebraic variety differs from one reference to other. The definition that I was used to is to consider an algebraic variety as an integral scheme of finite type. ...
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Non-archimedean valuation on a field

It was a exercise that one of our professors gave it to us and I don't know the solution of it: Suppose that $v$ is a non-archimedean valuation on the field $F$ and $o(v)$ is the valuation ring of ...
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Finding a Uniformizer of a Discrete Valuation Ring

Suppose I have a discrete valuation ring. Then what are some techniques for explicitly finding a uniformizer? I'm especially interested in situations where the ring is given similarly to the following ...
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Embedding $\mathbb Q^c$ into $\mathbb Q^c_p$

Let $p$ be a prime number and $\mathbb Q_p$ the $p$-adic completion of $\mathbb Q$. Let $\mathbb Q^c$ be the algebraic closure of $\mathbb Q$ in $\mathbb C$. Is there an embedding $$j: \mathbb Q^c ...
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Question about complete DVR.

Is there a simple proof that you know to the following statement: If the residue field $k$ of a complete DVR $R$ has the same characteristic as $R$, then $R$ contains a subfield isomorphic to $k$. ...
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Discrete valuation on a field - equivalent statements

I have a question and I am stuck, although it should not be too difficult. We consider $K$ a field, $v$ a discrete valuation on $K$ and $O=\{x \in K:v(x)\geq 0\}$ the valuation ring of $v$. Let ...
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Some question on localization of a polynomial ring and DVR

Let $A$ be a ring, $P$ be a prime ideal of the polynomial ring $A[x]$ and let $Q=P \cap A$. There are two questions... (1) $A[x]_P \cong A_Q[x]_{m_Q}$? (2) If $A_Q$ is a DVR then $ A_Q[x]_{m_Q}$ is ...
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Valuation Ring with value group $\Gamma=\mathbb{Z} \oplus \mathbb{Z}$

Let $\Gamma=\mathbb{Z}\oplus \mathbb{Z}$ be the free abelian group with two generators, lexicographically ordered. That is, $(a,b)\geq (a^{'},b^{'})$ iff either $a>a^{'}$ or $a=a^{'} \mathrm{and}\, ...
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Discrete valuation rings are infinite.

Assume $F\supset k$ is a functional field. Assume $R\subset F$ is a discrete valuation ring with a quotient filed $F$, that contains the field of constants $k$. Assume $t$ is a local parameter for ...
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Discrete valuations of a functional field have discrete valuation rings.

Theorem: If $\nu:F\to\mathbb R\cup\{\infty\}$ is a valuation of a functional field, then the set $$\mathfrak O_{\nu}=\{x\in F: \nu(x)\geq 0\}$$ is a local ring with maximal ideal $$\mathfrak ...
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Isomorphism of algebras $E_v = \prod_{w\mid v} E_w$

I am currently reading the article Bayer–Fluckiger, Eva, B. Nivedita, and Raman Parimala. "Hasse principle for G–quadratic forms." Documenta Mathematica 18 (2013): 383-392. in which there is a ...
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A valuation-like function $w: \mathbb{N}^{+} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ is a $p$-adic valuation?

This question is a variant of problem 4, pg. 21, from Birkhoff and Maclane, A Survey of Modern Algebra. Given a function $w: \mathbb{N}^+ \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ that behaves like a valuation ...
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Proving that a discrete valuation-like function $w: \mathbb{Z}\backslash\{0\} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ is a $p$-adic valuation

This problem is from Birkhoff and Maclane, A Survey of Modern Algebra, pg 21, problem 4*. Given a function $w: \mathbb{Z}\backslash\{0\} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ that behaves like a discrete ...
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A certain ideal of a valuation ring

A question from Frohlich and Taylor's book 'Algebraic Number Theory', page 60. Let $\mathfrak o$ be a Dedekind domain with quotient field $K$ and let $v$ be a discrete valuation on $K$. Let ...
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Two discrete valuations on a Dedekind domain

A question from Frohlich and Taylor's book 'Algebraic Number Theory', page 60. Let $\mathfrak o$ be a Dedekind domain with quotient field $K$ and let $v$ be a discrete valuation on $K$. Let ...
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How to prove that a DVR is not complete

My question is inspired by a comment in this topic. How to prove that $R=\mathbb C[x]_{(x)}$ is not complete in the topology of its maximal ideal? One knows that $R$ is a DVR, and its field of ...
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Show $m_v$ is maximal in $R_v$, valuation ring ($v:K\rightarrow G\cup\{\infty\}$ a valuation on $K$)

Let $K$ be a field, $G$ a totally ordered group and $v:K \rightarrow G\cup\{\infty\}$ be a valuation on $K$. I am trying to show that $m_v=\{k \in K: v(k)>0\}$ is a (the?) maximal ideal in ...
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Simple property of a valuation on a field

Let $F$ be a field and $v:F\rightarrow G\cup\{\infty\}$ be a valuation on $F$ so $G$ is a totally ordered abelian group with $\infty$ having the properties $\infty+\infty=g+\infty=\infty+g=\infty$ and ...
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How to show that $R_{\mathfrak{m}}$ is $R$?

Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring and $\mathfrak{m}$ its unique non-zero maximal ideal. How to show that $R_{\mathfrak{m}}$ is $R$ using definition of a discrete valuation ring? I know that ...
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Question about localizations of discrete valuation rings.

Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring. Then $R$ has only two prime ideals: $0$ and the maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$. It is said in Hartshorne, page 74, Example 2.3.2 that the localization of $R$ at $0$ ...
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Regarding valuation on function field

Notations: Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $\neq 2$, $k(X)$ be a function field. Suppose $p(X)\in k[X]$ is an irreducible polynomial and $\alpha$ be a root of $p(X)$. Let ...
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Primes corresponding to embeddings of a number field

Let $k$ be a number field. Define a prime of $k$ to be an equivalence class of absolute values on $k$. If $\sigma:k\hookrightarrow \mathbb{C}$ is an embedding of $k$ into the complex numbers then we ...
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Integral elements of a non-archimedean completion of a number field

Let $k$ be a number field, $v$ a discrete non-archimedean valuation on $k$. Let $k_v$ be the completion of $k$ wrt $v$ and $\mathcal O_v$ its valuation ring. My question is: If $x\in k_v$ then is ...
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Module Notation $Dx$

Let $K$ be a field, and let $D$ be a subring of $K$ with identity. Let $K^*$ be the multiplicative group of nonzero elements of $K$. The group $U$ of units of $D$ is a subgroup of $K^*$. We take ...
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Quotients of a valuation ring in the completion of a number field

Let $k$ be a number field, $v$ a discrete (non-archimedean) valuation on $k$. Let $k_v$ be the completion of $k$ with respect to $v$. Also let $\mathcal{O}_v$ be the valuation ring of $k_v$ and ...
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discrete valuation ring

I am struggling to understand the proof of the following proposition Let $A=\{x\in K|v(x)\ge 0\}$ for a field $K$ be a discrete valuation ring. Let $t\in A$ s.t. $v(t)=1$. Then any element $x\in A$ ...
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Learn about valuations, valuation rings, value group

I am reading a paper for a summer research project (Example of an interpolation domain ). I am unfamiliar with some of the terms used here and I have tried searching on google for definitions but I am ...
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Valuations on a field and ramification

For $K\subseteq L$, where $L$ is a finite number field extension of $K$, we consider $p\subset R_K$ and $p'\subset R_L$ where $p'$ lies over $p$, where $R_K$ is the ring of integers of $K$ and $R_L$ ...
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Extensions of valuations

I'm trying to understand how a valuation $v$ of a field $K$ extends to an algebraic extension $L$. In chapter 8 of his book ANT, Neukirch first chooses a $K$-embedding $\tau : L \longrightarrow ...
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Valuation ring in an algebraically closed field

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field and $(R, \mathfrak{m})$ a valuation ring in $k$ i.e. the field of fractions of $R$ is $k$. Then Mumford (Red Book, page 127) claimed that the residue field ...
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An application of the Weak Approximation theorem - Artin-Whaples Approximation Theorem

Let us recall the weak approximation theorem from Valuation theory in Algebraic Number Theory. Let K be a field, and let $|\cdot|_{1},\cdots, |\cdot|_n$ be pairwise non-equivalent nontrivial ...
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extension of a valuation of $K$ to $K(X)$

Let $A$ be a Krull ring and $p$ a prime ideal of height 1. Then $A_p$ is a DVR with corresponding valuation $v$ on the field of fractions $K$ of $A$. Question: Can we extend this valuation to an ...
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How do we find prime ideals of a ring of integers of a number fileld?

For example for $F=Q(\sqrt{-5})$. the ring of integers of $F =Z[\sqrt{-5}]$.(since $-5\equiv3 \pmod 4$) but how can we determine prime ideals of this? and another problem is the corresponding ...
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Local fields and infinite extensions, basic questions

Notation throughout: Let $K$ be a discrete valuation field and $L/K$ an infinite (not necessarily Galois) extension of $K$. 1) How can/does one define a ramification index $e(L/K)$ for $L/K$? It ...
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Discrete Valuation Ring and Subring of the Fractions Field

Let $R$ be a Discrete Valuation Ring, and $K$ its fractions field. Now if $B\subseteq K$ is a subring with $R\subseteq B$ then we have $$B=R \text{ or } B=K.$$ Now this seems to be a very basic ...
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Examples of Non-Noetherian Valuation Rings

For valuation rings I know examples which are Noetherian. I know there are good standard non Noetherian Valuation Rings. Can anybody please give some examples of rings of this kind? I am very ...
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Intuition behind “Non-Archimedean” — two senses of “non-archimedean”.

There appear to be two senses of the qualifier "Archimedean" for fields. One is for ordered fields, and one is for "valued fields" (fields with an absolute value function defined). In the first case, ...
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The composite of all unramified extensions inside an algebraic closure

I'm reading Ch.II, $\S$ 7 of Neukirch's Algebraic Number Theory and I'd be really grateful if someone could help me understand the following: Let $K$ be a complete valued field wrt a non-archimedean ...
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Valuations, Isomorphism, Local ring

Let $x \in \mathbb{Q}, \, x \neq 0$, such that $x=p^r \frac{a}{b}, \quad a,b, r \in \mathbb{Z}, \quad p \nmid a, \quad p\nmid b$. Let $v_p(x):=r$ and $v_p(0):= \infty$. Also, $$\mathcal O_p= \left\{ ...
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Discrete Valuation Rings problem 2

An order function on a field $K$ is a function $\phi:K\to \mathbb{Z} \cup {\{\infty}\}$ satisfying: i) $\phi(a) = \infty$ if and only if $a=0$. ii) $\phi(ab) = \phi(a) + \phi(b)$. iii) ...
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A trace formula for an extension of complete valued fields

I'm trying to understand the following fact. Proposition. Let $L/K$ be a finite separable extension of complete valued fields, with respective valuations $w$ and $v$, valuation rings $\mathcal{O}_L$ ...
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A question on a sum of valuations

Let $A$ be a discrete valuation ring of characteristic zero. Let $v$ be the valuation on $A$. Let $I$ be a finite index set and $d_i$ a positive integer for all $i$ in $I$ and define $$ d:= \sum_{i ...