affinoid algebra



An affinoid algebra is a local model for analytic spaces in analytic geometry (rigid analytic geometry).


Let KK be a complete ultrametric field?.

As a ring, a standard affinoid algebra (or Tate algebra) T n,KT_{n,K} is the subring of the ring of [[formal power series in K[[x 1,,x n]]K[ [x_1, \ldots, x_n] ] consisting of all strictly converging series c= Ic Ix I c= \sum_I c_I x^I, that is such that c I0|c_I|\to 0 as II\to \infty.

There is a Gauss norm? on such series Ic Ix I=max{c I} I\|\sum_I c_I x^I \| = max\{|c_I|\}_I. This is indeed a norm making T n,KT_{n,K} into a Banach KK-algebra of countable type.

An affinoid algebra is any Banach algebra which can be represented in a form (Tate algebra)/(closed ideal).


A version of the Weierstrass preparation theorem in this context implies a version of the Hilbert basis theorem: T n,KT_{n,K} is a noetherian ring. Moreover T n,KT_{n,K} is a unique factorization domain of Krull dimension? nn.


Affinoid algebras were introduced in

See the references at analytic geometry for more details.

Revised on January 6, 2012 11:43:50 by Urs Schreiber (