Witt polynomial (Rev #2, changes)

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category: combinatorics


Let pp be a prime number, let nn\in \mathbb{N}. Then the nn-th pp-adic Witt polynomial is defined by

w n(X):= d|ndX d n/dw_n(X):=\sum_{d|n}d X_d^{n/d}

This formula comes out of consideration of addition of Teichmüller representatives?, a multiplicative section of the natural projection AkA\to k of a discrete valuation ring to its residue field?. This section is unique if kk is perfect.

Witt polynomials are one way to define Witt vectors.



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