By L. Fuchs, K. R. Goodearl, J. T. Stafford, C. Vinsonhaler

This selection of examine papers is devoted to the reminiscence of the celebrated algebraist Robert B. Warfield, Jr. concentrating on abelian staff idea and noncommutative ring idea, the publication covers quite a lot of subject matters reflecting Warfield's pursuits and contains articles surveying his contributions to arithmetic. as the articles were refereed to excessive criteria and won't look in different places, this quantity is imperative to any researcher in noncommutative ring thought or abelian staff thought. With papers via many of the significant leaders within the box, this booklet can also be very important to a person drawn to those components, because it offers an outline of present examine instructions

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Vector bundles on curves and p-adic Hodge theory 35 Point (4) is an easy consequence of the following classical characterization (0) n of ker θ: an element y = ∈ π A× is a n≥0 [yn ]π ∈ ker θ such that y0 generator of ker θ . In fact, if y is such an element then ker θ = (y) + π ker θ and one concludes ker θ = (y) by applying the π -adic Nakayama lemma (ker θ is π -adically closed). In point (3), the difficulty is to prove that the complete valued field L = A[ π1 ] is algebraically closed; other points following easily from point (2).

N∈Z If ρ = q −r ∈]0, 1] set |x|ρ = q −vr (x) . (3) For x = n [xn ]π n ∈ Bb set Newt(x) = decreasing convex hull of {(n, v(xn ))}n∈Z . In the preceding definition one can check that the function vr does not depend on the choice of a uniformizing element π . 1. For x ∈ Bb the function r → vr (x) defined on ]0, +∞[ is the Legendre transform of Newt(x). One has v0 (x) = lim vr (x). The Newton polygon of r→0 x is +∞ exactly on ] − ∞, vπ (x)[ and moreover lim Newt(x) = v0 (x). One +∞ has to be careful that since the valuation of F is not discrete, this limit is not always reached, that is to say Newt(x) may have an infinite number of strictly positive slopes going to zero.

2) Bb = {x ∈ B | Newt(x) is bounded below and ∃A, Newt(x)|]−∞,A] = +∞}. (3) The algebra {x ∈ B | ∃ A, Newt(x)|]−∞,A] = +∞} is a subalgebra of v(x n ) n WO E (F)[ π1 ] equal to n −∞ [x n ]π | liminf n ≥ 0 . n→+∞ This has powerful applications that would be difficult to obtain without Newton polygons. For example one obtains the following. 15. × (1) B× = Bb = x ∈ Bb | Newt(x) has 0 as its only non infinite slope . d (2) One has Bϕ=π = 0 for d < 0, Bϕ=Id = E and for d ≥ 0, Bϕ=π = B+ d ϕ=π d . Typically, the second point is obtained in the following way.