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Valuations and rank of ordered abelian groups


Author: Manish Kumar
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 133 (2005), 343-348
MSC (2000): Primary 12F10, 14H30, 20D06, 20E22
Published electronically: August 25, 2004
MathSciNet review: 2093053
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Abstract: It is shown that there exists an ordered abelian group that has no smallest positive element and that has no sequence of nonzero elements converging to zero. Some formulae for the rank of ordered abelian groups have been derived and a necessary condition for an order type to be rank of an ordered abelian group has been discussed. These facts have been translated to the spectrum of a valuation ring using some well-known results in valuation theory.


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Manish Kumar
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Email: mkumar@math.purdue.edu

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-04-07692-0
PII: S 0002-9939(04)07692-0
Keywords: Ordered abelian groups, spectrum of valuation rings
Received by editor(s): April 25, 2003
Published electronically: August 25, 2004
Additional Notes: The author thanks Prof. Shreeram S. Abhyankar for the motivation and support provided in developing the theory and in verifying the proof.
Communicated by: Bernd Ulrich
Article copyright: © Copyright 2004 American Mathematical Society
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