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F (T ) It is clear that ∆ is a group homomorphism from R× to the additive group of R. 5. We have ∆(W ) ⊂ Rψ=1 . Further, the kernel of ∆ on W is the group µp−1 of the (p − 1)-th roots of unity. Proof. Let f be in W . Recalling that ϕ(f )(T ) = f ((1 + T )p − 1) and applying ∆ to the equation f (ξ(1 + T ) − 1), ϕ(f ) = ξ∈µp we obtain immediately that ψ(∆(f )) = ∆(f ). The ﬁnal assertion of the lemma is obvious. In fact, the following stronger result is true, but its proof is subtle and non-trivial.

3). 1, the ideal T R is the image of θ. Hence we need only show exactness at Rψ=1 , and, as remarked earlier, Zp lies in the kernel of θ. If f (T ) is not in Zp , it will be of the form f (T ) = b0 + br T r + · · · , where br = 0. 22 2 Local Units But then ϕ(f (T )) = b0 + pr br T r + · · · , and so clearly ϕ(f ) = f , and the proof of the lemma is complete. Recall that W denotes the subset of R× consisting of all units f such that N(f ) = f . We now discuss the relationship between W and the subset Rψ=1 of the additive group of R.

As usual, we can deﬁne a norm on C(G, Cp ) by f = sup|f (g)|p , g∈G and this makes C(G, Cp ) into a Cp -Banach space. e. gives a function from G/H to Cp . Write Step(G) for the sub-algebra of locally constant functions, which is easily seen to be everywhere dense. We now explain how to integrate any continuous Cp -valued function on G against an element λ of Λ(G). We begin with locally constant functions. Suppose that f in Step(G) is locally constant modulo the subgroup H of G. 1) x∈G/H where the cH(x) lie in Zp .