
Adic Topologies for the Rational Integers
A topology on $\mathbb{Z}$, which gives a nice proof that the
set of prime integers is infinite, is characterised and examined.
It is found to be homeomorphic to $\mathbb{Q}$, with a compact
completion homeomorphic to the Cantor set. It has a natural place
in a family of topologies on $\mathbb{Z}$, which includes the
$p$adics, and one in which the set of rational primes $\mathbb{P}$
is dense. Examples from number theory are given, including the
primes and squares, Fermat numbers, Fibonacci numbers and $k$free
numbers.
Keywords:$p$adic, metrizable, quasivaluation, topological ring,, completion, inverse limit, diophantine equation, prime integers,, Fermat numbers, Fibonacci numbers Categories:11B05, 11B25, 11B50, 13J10, 13B35 