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As kL 3 kL, =3 k,, and as (kL : kLO) is a power of p it follows that f(L,/L,) = 1. Also e(L1/LO) is prime to p. Thus Li is tamely ramified over L,. In the sequel we shall use repeatedly the fact that, for any tower E 3 F 13 K of fields, EJK is tamely ramified if and only if E/F and F/K are tamely ramified. This follows from the definition of tame ramification. As a first consequence we conclude the L, and its subfields are tamely ramified over K. Let L’ be a subfield of L, tamely ramified over K.

Now write a H a for the residue class map S + S/‘Q LEMMA 2. t&a) Proof. Remark: (4) = et,,,,(a). By Lemma 1, with A = S/pS, N = $3/p% Analogously one can show that N&a) = Nk,&V. PROPOSITION 4. uL(z)) 2 e-l. Proof. Write again A = SJpS, N = p/pS and denote by I the image in A of an element x of S, Choose a k-basis (al) of A, so that for 1 5 i I (e- 1)f the a, form a k-basis of N. We can lift (ai} back to an R-basis {xl} of S, so that jY, = a,. e. e. 4 2 (e - l>f, LOCAL 21 FIELDS L is said to be non-ramified over K, if (i) e(L/K) = 1.

UK(bi) > 0 for all i. COROLLARY. K has a totally ramified extension of prescribed degree e. Proof. Let uK(c) = 1 and E(X) = xp--cx-c. It is worth mentioning some results, which follow on from Proposition 1, but which we shall not be able to give in this course. (See Serre, Ch. e. F z k). Here the characteristics of k and K coincide. Conversely if this is the case then K is (to within value isomorphism) the field of formal power series over k. There remains the case when x = p # 0 but the characteristic of K is zero.