Talk:Topological ring

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Some examples for the "completion" section could be given and/or developed (Q leading to R, the cited examples of formal power series etc. (explain "certain")).MFH: Talk 16:34, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

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Does the definition of a topological ring not include the inverse operations being continuous maps (as is the case for a topological group)? --expensivehat 19:39, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

A ring only has an inverse operation for addition, and this is the same as multiplication by -1. So the continuity of the inverse operation follows from the continuity of multiplication. --Zundark 08:28, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
assuming there is a unit...— MFH:Talk 15:57, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

All members of the ring have an additive inverse anyway. But the set of all units in a ring constitute a group with the multiplication operation. Does anyone know why it is not required that the map defined on this group sending an element onto its inverse is not required to be continuous (when this group inherits the subspace topology from the topology on the ring)? Or why this group is not required to be a topological group under the multiplication operation (and with the subspace topology)?

Topology Expert (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 06:01, 27 August 2008 (UTC)