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Preprint Number 592
592. Raf Cluckers, Jamshid Derakhshan, Eva Leenknegt, Angus Macintyre Uniformly defining valuation rings in Henselian valued fields with
finite or pseudo-finite residue fields E-mail: Submission date: 7 June 2013 Abstract: We give a definition, in the ring language, of Z_p inside Q_p and of F_p[[t]] inside F_p((t)), which works uniformly for all p and all finite field extensions of these fields, and in many other Henselian valued fields as well. The formula can be taken existential-universal in the ring language, and in fact existential in a modification of the language of Macintyre. Furthermore, we show the negative result that in the language of rings there does not exist a uniform definition by an existential formula and neither by a universal formula for the valuation rings of all the finite extensions of a given Henselian valued field. We also show that there is no existential formula of the ring language defining Z_p inside Q_p uniformly for all p. For any fixed finite extension of Q_p, we give an existential formula and a universal formula in the ring language which define the valuation ring. Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary 11D88, 11U09, Secondary 11U05 Keywords and phrases: |

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