Formal Puiseux Series


Title: Formal Puiseux Series
Author: Manuel Eberl
Submission date: 2021-02-17

Formal Puiseux series are generalisations of formal power series and formal Laurent series that also allow for fractional exponents. They have the following general form: \[\sum_{i=N}^\infty a_{i/d} X^{i/d}\] where N is an integer and d is a positive integer.

This entry defines these series including their basic algebraic properties. Furthermore, it proves the Newton–Puiseux Theorem, namely that the Puiseux series over an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0 are also algebraically closed.

  author  = {Manuel Eberl},
  title   = {Formal Puiseux Series},
  journal = {Archive of Formal Proofs},
  month   = feb,
  year    = 2021,
  note    = {\url{},
            Formal proof development},
  ISSN    = {2150-914x},
License: BSD License
Depends on: Polynomial_Interpolation
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