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## Idea

An Archimedean ordered integral domain is an ordered integral domain that satisfies the Archimedean property.

## Properties

Every Archimedean ordered integral domain extension of the integers $\mathbb{Z}[x]$ is a dense linear order.

Since $\mathbb{Z}[x]$ is Archimedean, it does not have either infinite or infinitesimal elements, which means there exists an integer $a$ and natural number $b$ such that $0 \lt x - a \lt 1$ and $1 \lt b(x - a)$. $0 \lt x - a \lt 1$ implies $0 \lt (d - c)(x - a) \lt d - c$ and $c \lt (d - c)(x - a) + c \lt d$ for all $c$ and $d$ in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$. Let $y = (d - c)(x - a) + c$. Since there exists an element $y$ such that $c \lt y \lt d$ for all $c$ and $d$, $\mathbb{Z}[x]$ is a dense linear order.

This means that the Dedekind completion of every Archimedean ordered integral domain extension of the integers is the integral domain of real numbers.

## Examples

Archimedean ordered integral domains include

Non-Archimedean ordered integral domains include

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