# $$p$$-Adic Base Generic¶

A superclass for implementations of $$\ZZ_p$$ and $$\QQ_p$$.

AUTHORS:

• David Roe
class sage.rings.padics.padic_base_generic.pAdicBaseGeneric(p, prec, print_mode, names, element_class)

Initialization

absolute_discriminant()

Returns the absolute discriminant of this $$p$$-adic ring

EXAMPLES:

sage: Zp(5).absolute_discriminant()
1

discriminant(K=None)

Returns the discriminant of this $$p$$-adic ring over K

INPUT:

• self – a $$p$$-adic ring
• K – a sub-ring of self or None (default: None)

OUTPUT:

• integer – the discriminant of this ring over K (or the absolute discriminant if K is None)

EXAMPLES:

sage: Zp(5).discriminant()
1

exact_field()

Returns the rational field.

For compatibility with extensions of p-adics.

EXAMPLES:

sage: Zp(5).exact_field()
Rational Field

exact_ring()

Returns the integer ring.

EXAMPLES:

sage: Zp(5).exact_ring()
Integer Ring

gen(n=0)

Returns the nth generator of this extension. For base rings/fields, we consider the generator to be the prime.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R = Zp(5); R.gen()
5 + O(5^21)

has_pth_root()

Returns whether or not $$\ZZ_p$$ has a primitive $$p^{th}$$ root of unity.

EXAMPLES:

sage: Zp(2).has_pth_root()
True
sage: Zp(17).has_pth_root()
False

has_root_of_unity(n)

Returns whether or not $$\ZZ_p$$ has a primitive $$n^{th}$$ root of unity.

INPUT:

• self – a $$p$$-adic ring
• n – an integer

OUTPUT:

• boolean – whether self has primitive $$n^{th}$$ root of unity

EXAMPLES:

sage: R=Zp(37)
sage: R.has_root_of_unity(12)
True
sage: R.has_root_of_unity(11)
False

is_abelian()

Returns whether the Galois group is abelian, i.e. True. #should this be automorphism group?

EXAMPLES:

sage: R = Zp(3, 10,'fixed-mod'); R.is_abelian()
True

is_isomorphic(ring)

Returns whether self and ring are isomorphic, i.e. whether ring is an implementation of $$\ZZ_p$$ for the same prime as self.

INPUT:

• self – a $$p$$-adic ring
• ring – a ring

OUTPUT:

• boolean – whether ring is an implementation of ZZ_p for the same prime as self.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R = Zp(5, 15, print_mode='digits'); S = Zp(5, 44, print_max_terms=4); R.is_isomorphic(S)
True

is_normal()

Returns whether or not this is a normal extension, i.e. True.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R = Zp(3, 10,'fixed-mod'); R.is_normal()
True

modulus(exact=False)

Returns the polynomial defining this extension.

For compatibility with extension fields; we define the modulus to be x-1.

INPUT:

• exact – boolean (default False), whether to return a polynomial with integer entries.

EXAMPLES:

sage: Zp(5).modulus(exact=True)
x

plot(max_points=2500, **args)

Create a visualization of this $$p$$-adic ring as a fractal similar to a generalization of the Sierpi’nski triangle.

The resulting image attempts to capture the algebraic and topological characteristics of $$\ZZ_p$$.

INPUT:

• max_points – the maximum number or points to plot, which controls the depth of recursion (default 2500)
• **args – color, size, etc. that are passed to the underlying point graphics objects

REFERENCES:

• Cuoco, A. ‘’Visualizing the $$p$$-adic Integers’‘, The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 98, No. 4 (Apr., 1991), pp. 355-364

EXAMPLES:

sage: Zp(3).plot()
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive
sage: Zp(5).plot(max_points=625)
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive
sage: Zp(23).plot(rgbcolor=(1,0,0))
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive

uniformizer()

Returns a uniformizer for this ring.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R = Zp(3,5,'fixed-mod', 'series')
sage: R.uniformizer()
3

uniformizer_pow(n)

Returns the nth power of the uniformizer of self (as an element of self).

EXAMPLES:

sage: R = Zp(5)
sage: R.uniformizer_pow(5)
5^5 + O(5^25)
sage: R.uniformizer_pow(infinity)
0

zeta(n=None)

Returns a generator of the group of roots of unity.

INPUT:

• self – a $$p$$-adic ring
• n – an integer or None (default: None)

OUTPUT:

• element – a generator of the $$n^{th}$$ roots of unity, or a generator of the full group of roots of unity if n is None

EXAMPLES:

sage: R = Zp(37,5)
sage: R.zeta(12)
8 + 24*37 + 37^2 + 29*37^3 + 23*37^4 + O(37^5)

zeta_order()

Returns the order of the group of roots of unity.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R = Zp(37); R.zeta_order()
36
sage: Zp(2).zeta_order()
2
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