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Proof. One implication is immediate from the theorem. 9)). Thus, we have K1 E[X]/(X p − a). Since the formal derivative on E[X] vanishes at X p − a, it induces a nonzero derivation on K1 that vanishes on E and therefore on K. 5) to the special case that K is a finite, separable extension of k(x) for some x ∈ K transcendental over a subfield k. In this situation, we say that x is a separating variable for K/k. In particular, we have trdeg(K/k) = 1. 3. 6. Suppose that k ⊆ K are fields and x is a separating variable for K/k.

44 2. 7. Given any two divisors D1 , D2 we have 1. AK (D1 ∩ D2 ) = AK (D1 ) ∩ AK (D2 ), 2. AK (D1 ∪ D2 ) = AK (D1 ) + AK (D2 ). Proof. 1. This is immediate from the definitions: α ∈ AK (D1 ∩ D2 ) iff −ν(α) ≤ ν(D1 ∩ D2 ) = min{ν(D1 ), ν(D2 )} for all ν iff α ∈ AK (D1 ) ∩ AK (D2 ). 2. 6) we have AK (D1 ) + AK (D2 ) ⊆ AK (D1 ∪ D2 ). From the definitions we obtain deg D1 − deg(D1 ∩ D2 ) = deg(D1 ∪ D2 ) − deg D2 . 6) again, a dimension count yields dim(AK (D1 ) + AK (D2 ))/AK (D2 ) = dim AK (D1 )/AK (D1 ∩ D2 ) = deg D1 − deg D1 ∩ D2 = deg D1 ∪ D2 − deg D2 = dim AK (D1 ∪ D2 )/AK (D2 ).

The embedding O → OˆP obviously extends to an embedding K → Kˆ P . 11. Suppose that OP is a discrete valuation ring of a field K, that K is a finite extension of K, and that OQ is an extension of OP to K . Let e := e(Q|P) and f := f (Q|P). Then there is a natural embedding Kˆ P → Kˆ Q , and if we identify ˆ P) ˆ P) ˆ = e, f (Q| ˆ = f , and Oˆ is a free OˆP Kˆ P with its image in Kˆ Q , then e(Q| Q module of rank e f generated by elements of OQ . In particular, Kˆ Q = K Kˆ P and |Kˆ Q : Kˆ P | = e f .