Logarithmic-exponential power series. (English) Zbl 0924.12007

This paper builts on the earlier one: “The elementary theory of restricted analytic fields with exponentiation” [Ann. Math. (2) Ser. 140, No. 1, 183-205 (1994; Zbl 0837.12006)] written by the same authors. In the earlier paper the theory \(T_{\text{an,exp}}\) of the structure \(\mathbb{R}_{\text{an,exp}}\) of the field of real numbers endowed with the restriction to \([-1,+1]^m\) for all \(m\)-ary real valued functions \(f\), analytic in a neighbourhood of \([-1,+1]^m\), together with the exponentiation exp was studied. In this paper the authors show that generalized power series can be used to give an algebraic construction of nonstandard models of \(T_{\text{an,exp}}\). They use these models in order to show that the compositional inverse to \(x\mapsto (\log x)(\log\log x)\) is not asymptotic to a composition of semi-algebraic functions, log and exp. This answers a question of Hardy. They also show that certain functions on \((0,+\infty)\), including \(\Gamma(x)\), \(\int_0^x e^{t^2} dt\), and \(\int_0^\infty e^{-t} (t+x)^{-1}dt\) are not definable in \(\mathbb{R}_{\text{an,exp}}\). By a different method they show that the Riemann zeta function restricted to \((1,+\infty)\) is not definable in \(\mathbb{R}_{\text{an,exp}}\).


12L12 Model theory of fields
03C60 Model-theoretic algebra
03H05 Nonstandard models in mathematics
12J15 Ordered fields


Zbl 0837.12006
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