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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 23-29

Asymptotic Hölder absolute values

Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles 90095-1555, CA, USA

Received 12 October 2001

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We prove that asymptotic Hölder absolute values are Hölder equivalent to classical absolute values. As a corollary we obtain a generalization of Ostrowski's theorem and a classical theorem by E. Artin. The theorem presented implies a new, more flexible, definition of classical absolute value.