Normed Division Ring Sequence Converges in Completion iff Sequence Represents Limit/Lemma 1

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Let $\struct {R, \norm{\,\cdot\,}_R}$ be a normed division ring.

Let $\CC$ be the ring of Cauchy sequences over $R$

Let $\NN$ be the set of null sequences.

Let $Q = \CC / \NN$ where $\CC / \NN$ denotes a quotient ring.

Let $\norm {\, \cdot \,}_Q: Q \to \R_{\ge 0}$ be the norm on the quotient ring $Q$ defined by:

$\ds \forall \sequence {x_n} + \NN: \norm {\sequence {x_n} + \NN }_Q = \lim_{n \mathop \to \infty} \norm{x_n}_R$

Let $\phi: R \to Q$ be the mapping from $R$ to the quotient ring $Q$ defined by:

$\forall a \in R: \map \phi a = \tuple {a, a, a, \ldots} + \NN$

where $\sequence {a, a, a, \ldots} + \NN$ is the left coset in $Q$ that contains the constant sequence $\sequence {a, a, a, \ldots} $.

Let $\sequence{x_n}$ be a sequence in $R$.


$\sequence{x_n}$ is a Cauchy sequence if and only if $\sequence{\map \phi {x_n}}$ is a Cauchy sequence


From Embedding Division Ring into Quotient Ring of Cauchy Sequences:

the mapping $\phi: R \to Q$ is a distance-preserving monomorphism

We have

\(\ds \) \(\) \(\ds \sequence{x_n} \text{is a Cauchy sequence}\)
\(\ds \leadstoandfrom \ \ \) \(\ds \) \(\) \(\ds \forall \epsilon > 0 : \exists N \in \N : \forall m, n \ge N: \norm{x_n - x_m}_Q < \epsilon\) Definition of Cauchy Sequence
\(\ds \leadstoandfrom \ \ \) \(\ds \) \(\) \(\ds \forall \epsilon > 0 : \exists N \in \N : \forall m, n \ge N: \norm{\map \phi {x_n} - \map \phi {x_m} }_Q < \epsilon\) Definition of Distance-Preserving Mapping
\(\ds \leadstoandfrom \ \ \) \(\ds \) \(\) \(\ds \sequence{x_n} \text{is a Cauchy sequence}\) Definition of Cauchy Sequence