Formal Puiseux Series

Manuel Eberl 🌐

February 17, 2021


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.


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