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Christoph Schwarzweller

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In this article we further extend the algebraic theory of polynomial rings in Mizar [1, 2, 3]. We deal with roots and multiple roots of polynomials and show that both the real numbers and finite domains are not algebraically closed [5, 7]. We also prove the identity theorem for polynomials and that the number of multiple roots is bounded by the polynomial’s degree [4, 6].

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Christoph Schwarzweller

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We extend the algebraic theory of ordered fields [7, 6] in Mizar [1, 2, 3]: we show that every preordering can be extended into an ordering, i.e. that formally real and ordered fields coincide.We further prove some characterizations of formally real fields, in particular the one by Artin and Schreier using sums of squares [4]. In the second part of the article we define absolute values and the square root function [5].

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Christoph Schwarzweller

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In this article we formalize rational functions as pairs of polynomials and define some basic notions including the degree and evaluation of rational functions [8]. The main goal of the article is to provide properties of rational functions necessary to prove a theorem on the stability of networks

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Christoph Schwarzweller

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In this article we introduce Proth numbers and prove two theorems on such numbers being prime [3]. We also give revised versions of Pocklington’s theorem and of the Legendre symbol. Finally, we prove Pepin’s theorem and that the fifth Fermat number is not prime.

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Christoph Schwarzweller

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We introduce ordered rings and fields following Artin-Schreier’s approach using positive cones. We show that such orderings coincide with total order relations and give examples of ordered (and non ordered) rings and fields. In particular we show that polynomial rings can be ordered in (at least) two different ways [8, 5, 4, 9]. This is the continuation of the development of algebraic hierarchy in Mizar [2, 3].

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Christoph Schwarzweller

Modular Integer Arithmetic

In this article we show the correctness of integer arithmetic based on Chinese Remainder theorem as described e.g. in [11]: Integers are transformed to finite sequences of modular integers, on which the arithmetic operations are performed. Retransformation of the results to the integers is then accomplished by means of the Chinese Remainder theorem. The method presented is a typical example for computing in homomorphic images.

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Christoph Schwarzweller and Agnieszka Rowińska-Schwarzweller

Schur's Theorem on the Stability of Networks

A complex polynomial is called a Hurwitz polynomial if all its roots have a real part smaller than zero. This kind of polynomial plays an all-dominant role in stability checks of electrical networks.

In this article we prove Schur's criterion [17] that allows to decide whether a polynomial p(x) is Hurwitz without explicitly computing its roots: Schur's recursive algorithm successively constructs polynomials pi(x) of lesser degree by division with x - c, ℜ {c} < 0, such that pi(x) is Hurwitz if and only if p(x) is.

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Agnieszka Rowinska-Schwarzweller and Christoph Schwarzweller

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A complex polynomial is called a Hurwitz polynomial, if all its roots have a real part smaller than zero. This kind of polynomial plays an all-dominant role in stability checks of electrical (analog or digital) networks. In this article we prove that a polynomial p can be shown to be Hurwitz by checking whether the rational function e(p)/o(p) can be realized as a reactance of one port, that is as an electrical impedance or admittance consisting of inductors and capacitors. Here e(p) and o(p) denote the even and the odd part of p [25].

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Artur Korniłowicz and Christoph Schwarzweller

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Different properties of rings and fields are discussed [12], [41] and [17]. We introduce ring homomorphisms, their kernels and images, and prove the First Isomorphism Theorem, namely that for a homomorphism f : R → S we have R/ker(f) ≅ Im(f). Then we define prime and irreducible elements and show that every principal ideal domain is factorial. Finally we show that polynomial rings over fields are Euclidean and hence also factorial

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Christoph Schwarzweller and Artur Korniłowicz

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The notion of the characteristic of rings and its basic properties are formalized [14], [39], [20]. Classification of prime fields in terms of isomorphisms with appropriate fields (ℚ or ℤ/p) are presented. To facilitate reasonings within the field of rational numbers, values of numerators and denominators of basic operations over rationals are computed.