Finite Extensions of the Field of p-adic Numbers

  • Alain M. Robert
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 198)


The field Q p is not algebraically closed: It admits algebraic extensions of arbitrarily large degrees. These extensions are the p-adic fields to be studied here. Each one is a finite-dimensional, hence locally compact, normed space over Q p . A main result is the following: The p-adic absolute value on Q p has a unique extension to any finite algebraic extension K of Q p .


Haar Measure Topological Vector Space Ultrametric Analysis Quadratic Extension Residue Field 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain M. Robert
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  1. 1.Institut de MathématiquesUniversité de NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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