By Alain M. Robert
Discovered on the flip of the 20th century, p-adic numbers are usually utilized by mathematicians and physicists. this article is a self-contained presentation of simple p-adic research with a spotlight on analytic issues. It bargains many good points hardly ever handled in introductory p-adic texts equivalent to topological types of p-adic areas inside of Euclidian area, a unique case of Hazewinkel’s useful equation lemma, and a remedy of analytic elements.
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