Uniqueness of Solutions for DiffEq’s

Let $latex {V}&fg=000000$ be a normed finite-dimensional real vector space and let $latex {U \subseteq V}&fg=000000$ be an open set. A vector field on $latex {U}&fg=000000$ is a function $latex {\xi : U \rightarrow V}&fg=000000$. (In the words of Gaitsgory: ``you should imagine a vector field as a domain, and at every point there is… Continue reading Uniqueness of Solutions for DiffEq’s

Some Notes on Valuations

There are some notes on valuations from the first lecture of Math 223a at Harvard. 1. Valuations Let $latex {k}&fg=000000$ be a field. Definition 1 A valuation $latex \displaystyle \left\lvert - \right\rvert : k \rightarrow \mathbb R_{\ge 0} &fg=000000$ is a function obeying the axioms $latex {\left\lvert \alpha \right\rvert = 0 \iff \alpha = 0}&fg=000000$.… Continue reading Some Notes on Valuations