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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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Why does the equation $x^2-82y^2=\pm2$ have solutions in every $\mathbb{Z}_p$ but not in $\mathbb{Z}$?

I have been working on an exercise in H. P. F. Swinnerton-Dyer's book, A Brief Guide to Algebraic Number Theory. The question is like this: Show that $x^2-82y^2=\pm2$ has solutions in every ...
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Algebraic Closure of Puiseux Series

Using the construction $R_N = K[t^\frac1N]$ $L_N = Quot(R_N)$ and $P = \bigcup_{N\in \mathbb{N}} L_N$ one automatically gets that the puiseux series are a field. Nevertheless they are also an ...
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Why is the restricted direct product topology on the idele group stronger than the topology induced by the adele group?

I am confused by the saying that the restricted direct product topology on the idele group is stronger than the topology induced by the adele group. And perhaps this is elaborated by the following ...
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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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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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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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Existence of an element of given orders at finitely many prime ideals of a Dedekind domain

Let $A$ be a Dedekind domain. Let $P$ be a non-zero prime ideal of $A$. Let $\alpha \in A$. Let $k$ be a non-negative integer. If $\alpha \in P^k$ and $\alpha\notin P^{k+1}$, we write $v_P(\alpha) = ...
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How many absolute values are there?

My question is the following: Are there algebraic norms on the fields $\mathbb{R}, \mathbf{Q_p}$ ''other'' than the absolute value, respectively $|\cdot|_p$? Now phrasing more precisely: If generally ...
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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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Valuation rings and total order

Let $K$ be a field and $\mathcal{O}$ be a valuation ring of $K$ (So $\mathcal{O}\subset K$ is an integral domain with the property that either $x$ or $x^{-1}$ is in $\mathcal{O}$ for all $x\in K$). ...
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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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What does it mean for a valuation to be normed?

I have a homework problem that uses the term: "a discrete normed non-trivial valuation" on a field. We've defined the discrete trivial valuation in class, so that part is clear. I think the natural ...