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Witt-vector vectors

I've never really made my way in any detail through the Witt-vector construction. I did read all the articles that a quick Google and MSN search turned up, and none seemed to address it, but I could ...
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3-adic valuation of a sum involving binomial coefficients

Let $$a(n) = \sum_{0 \leq k \leq n} {n \choose k}{{n+k} \choose k},$$ and define $b(n) = \nu_3 \bigl(a(n)\bigr)$, where $\nu_3$ is the $3$-adic valuation. About twenty years ago or so, I discovered (...
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Centraliser of an absolute Galois group

Let $K$ be a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$. Is the centraliser of $\operatorname{Gal}(\overline{K}/K)$ in $\operatorname{Gal}(\overline{\mathbb{Q}_p} / \mathbb{Q}_p)$ trivial ? If yes, how can I ...
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Power series which are $p$-adic modular forms for all $p$

Suppose that, for some integer $k$, a series $f(q) \in \mathbb Q \otimes \mathbb Z[[q]]$ has the property that for every prime $p$, $f(q)$ is the $q$-expansion of a $p$-adic modular form of weight $k$ ...
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The operator $\left(q\frac{d}{dq}\right)^s$ and fractional derivatives of modular forms

Recall the notion of a "nearly holomorphic modular form" introduced by Shimura: A function $f : \mathfrak h \to \mathbb C$ is said to be nearly holomorphic of level $\Gamma_1(N)$, weight $k$ and ...
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$p$-Adic or arithmetic variants of Khovanskii's “low complexity $\Rightarrow$ tame topology” theory

This question is prompted by a remark I made in a comment to Is every polynomial a factor of a trinomial?, which was that Descartes's observation (cf. his rule of signs, etc.), that the number of real ...
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How to deduce Bernstein-Zelevinsky classification from the Langlands one

I am trying to understand the Langlands classification. To that end, I am trying to find how I could deduce the Bernstein-Zelevinsky classifcation from the second description of the Langlands ...
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How is the p-adic norm calculated when using universal witt vectors?

How is the p-adic norm calculated when using UNIVERSAL WITT VECTORS? Is the p-adic norm calculated in the familiar way, in the sense that we look to the last digit to the right, and the prime number ...
Name of some commutative ring akin to $p$-adics
I need help in identifying the naming convention of some commutative ring described below. Let $p$ be a prime, let $k$ be a positive integer, and let $$\textbf{e} = (e_0,\ldots,e_{k-1})$$ be a list ...
Let $u \in \mathbb{Z}^{\times}_{p}$ a unit, is it true that the field $\mathbb{Q}_{p}(\zeta_{p^{n}}, \sqrt[p^{n}]{u})$ is abelian over $\mathbb{Q}_{p}$?
Let $u \in \mathbb{Z}^{\times}_{p}$ a unit, is it true that the field $\mathbb{Q}_{p}(\zeta_{p^{n}}, \sqrt[p^{n}]{u})$ ` is abelian over $\mathbb{Q}_{p}$?