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I have a four part question involving the Novikov ring.

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For part (1), I have:

$(\Sigma_{\gamma\in \tau}a_{\gamma}t^\gamma) +_{N} (\Sigma_{\gamma\in \tau}b_{\gamma}t^\gamma) =\Sigma_{\gamma\in \tau}(a_{\gamma}+b_{\gamma})t^\gamma$

We know that $(a_{\gamma}+b_{\gamma})\in \mathbb{Z}$ because $a_{\gamma} \in \mathbb{Z}$ and $b_{\gamma} \in \mathbb{Z}$

But I am unsure how to show that it satisfies the condition: enter image description here

Similarly, I am unsure about how to prove closure for $\cdot_{N}$


For part (2), I just need to prove that it is an integral domain, so I must show that it is commutative, and I must show that it has no zero divisors. Again, I am unsure how to start the zero divisors portion of this part.


For part (3), I know the units in this ring must act as "multiplicative inverses", but I am unsure on how to express them.


For part (4), I must show that the Novikov ring can be generated by a single element. I am unsure how to approach this as well.


Any help would be appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ But I am unsure how to show that it satisfies the condition: that condition is give to you as a hypothesis. You don't have to prove it. $\endgroup$ – rschwieb Jun 6 '16 at 4:10
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    $\begingroup$ For part (4), I must show that the Novikov ring can be generated by a single element. that is not what a principal ideal ring is. You'd have to show every ideal is generated by a single element. $\endgroup$ – rschwieb Jun 6 '16 at 4:12
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Most of what you're looking for is contained in Chapter 4 of Salamon and Hofer's paper Floer Homology and Novikov Rings.

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