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### Algebraic proofs of algebraic theorems about algebraically closed fields

It is well-known that the first order theory of algebraically closed fields admits quantifier elimination, whence the theory $ACF_p$ of algebraically closed fields of given characteristic $p$ is ...

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### Are quadratic units cyclotomic norms?

Consider the fundamental unit $\varepsilon$ of a real quadratic number field $k = {\mathbb Q}(\sqrt{p})$ for primes $p \equiv 1 \bmod 4$, and let $h$ denote its class number. By Dirichlet's work on ...

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### How to show that $h(-D)\geq \displaystyle\sum_{a\in A_1\\, 1\leq a\leq{\frac{\sqrt D}{2}}} 1$?

Here $A_1=\{u;p|u\Longrightarrow \chi(p)=1\}$ with $\chi$ a real quadratic character and $h(-D)$ the class number of the imaginary quadratic field of the fundamental discriminant. This problem occurs ...

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votes

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### Philosophy behind cohomological representations

For a given real reductive Lie group $G$, we have the notion of a representation being cohomological using the Lie algebra cohomology. In particular we know that the discrete series representations of ...

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### How much do I need to learn algebraic geometry to understand arithmetics over number fields

I am at the stage of learning. Mostly, I am attracted by algebraic number theory. Roughly speaking, I am interested in the rational points of algebraic varieties. I am little bit afraid to start to ...

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### Special topics to include in course in algebraic number theory

I'll be teaching an introductory course in algebraic number theory this fall (stopping before class field theory). I'm looking for a good list of "special topics" I can include to illustrate the ...

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### Equation with norms of cyclic extensions of coprime degrees

Let $\mathbb{K}$ be a quadratic extension of $\mathbb{Q}$ and $\mathbb{L}$ be a cyclic extension of $\mathbb{Q}$ of odd degree. Given a rational $r\neq 0$, does there always exist $k\in \mathbb{K}^*$ ...

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### Siegel's article “The volume of the fundamental domain for some infinite groups”: trouble with understanding computations

This is the article I mentioned. While the idea of what Siegel is doing in order to compute the volume of the fundamental domain described in the article (the very first one, for there are discussed ...

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### Computing algebraic properties of trace fields, as given by SnapPy

SnapPy can tell you the trace field of a hyperbolic $3$-manifold (which is awesome), but it specifies the field by outputting:
the minimal polynomial of the field over $\mathbb{Q}$, and
a decimal ...

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votes

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### A prime ideal $\mathfrak{p}$ decomposes in $\mathbb{Q}(\zeta_{24})/\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-6})$ iff it is generated by $\alpha\in1+2\Bbb{Z}[\sqrt{-6}]$

For a nonzero prime ideal $\mathfrak{p}$ of $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{-6}]$ which does not divide $2$, does $\mathfrak{p}$ decompose completely in the extension $\mathbb{Q}(\zeta_{24})/\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-6})$ ...

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### Artin reciprocity $\implies $ Cubic reciprocity

I asked this on math.SE a few days ago with no reply, so I'm reposting it here. Hope this is not considered too elementary for MO (feel free to close if so).
I'm trying to understand the proof of ...

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### Sign of bivariate polynomial evaluated over two algebraic numbers

I would like to compute the sign of a bivariate polynomial $f$ evaluated over two algebraic numbers $a$, $b$. The numbers are in "isolating interval representation" meaning that each one is defined by ...

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### extending $p$-adic character of the local intertia to the absolute Galois group

Suppose I have a number field $F$, and a finite place $v$ of $F$. Let $E$ be finite extension of $F_v$. I start with a continuous morphism
$$
\chi \colon O_{F_v}^\times \to E^\times.
$$
where $O_{F_v}$...

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votes

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### For an arithmetic hyperbolic 3-manifold group, when is its trace field not its invariant trace field?

Edit: In my original post I failed to require the group to be a manifold group. The answer below from @BenLinowitz works in that case. I am really interested though in when the group is torsion-free, ...

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### Factorization problem in Cyclic cubic field

Let K/$\mathbb{Q}$ be a cubic number field. Assume that K/Q be Galois with class number 1.
Therefore Gal(K/Q) is cyclic cubic group and $\mathcal{O}_K$ is a PID.
Let p be a rational prime, p ...

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votes

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### Are the abelian absolute Galois groups of these local fields isomorphic?

For a field $F$ we denote by $F^{\mathrm{ab}}$ the compositum of all finite Galois abelian extensions of $F$.
Is $\mathrm{Gal}(\mathbb{Q}_2(\sqrt[8]{3})^{\mathrm{ab}}/\mathbb{Q}_2(\sqrt[8]{3})) \...

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### Concrete Applications of knowing $\mathrm{Gal}(\bar{\mathbb{Q}}/\mathbb{Q})$

I have very little experience with Galois representations, mostly as they relate to class field theory, elliptic curves, and modular forms, but they seem to have quite a reputation in number theory as ...

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votes

**1**answer

386 views

### What was a cusp to Hurwitz in 1892?

Let $d\in\mathbb{N}$
be squarefree.
Let $\mathcal{O}_d$
be the ring of integers of $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-d})$.
Let $\Gamma_d=\mathrm{PSL}_2(\mathcal{O}_d)$.
Let $\mathcal{H}^3$
be the upper half-space ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Norm Residue Symbol refinement?

From Wikipedia: given $a\in K^\times$,
(a,b)=1 for all b [in K*] if and only if a is in K*ⁿ
So suppose that $(\frac{a\ ,\ K^\times\!}{p})\neq 1$ [assume $n$ above ...

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votes

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### Profinite groups as absolute Galois groups

It is a well-known result that all profinite groups arise as the Galois group of some field extension.
What profinite groups are the absolute Galois group
$\mathrm{Gal}(\overline{K}|K)$ of some ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Growth of $\zeta_{\mathbf Q[\cos(\frac{\pi}{2^{n+1}})]}(2)$

Let $K_n$ be the field $\mathbf Q[\cos(\frac{\pi}{2^{n+1}})]$ (the real subfield of the cyclotomic field $\mathbf Q[e^{\frac{i\pi}{2^{n+1}}}]$).
Is there anything known about the growth of the ...

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votes

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### Parametrizing all cyclic extensions of the rational numbers of degree 5

Is there a polynomial $f(T,X) \in \mathbb{Q}(T)[X]$ in the indeterminate $X$ over the field $\mathbb{Q}(T)$ with $\mathrm{Gal}(f/\mathbb{Q}(T)) \cong \mathbb{Z}/5\mathbb{Z}$ such that for every Galois ...

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votes

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### Is the number of representations as the sum of two elements of a polynomial sequence always small?

Let $f(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ be a degree $d>1$ polynomial with integer coefficients. Define
$$r(n) := | \{x,y \in \mathbb{Z} : f(x)+f(y) = n \}|. $$
My question is:
Is it true that $r(...

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vote

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### Existence of class modules for finite groups

I asked the following question on Stackexchange and got no reply so I am reposting it here. Let $G$ be a finite group. A $G$-module C is a class module if, for all subgroups $H \subset G$:
1) $H^1(H,...

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### Can the Dedekind zeta function distinguish between real and imaginary quadratic number fields?

Suppose I am given a machine that gives me the coefficients $a_1$, $a_2$, $a_3$, ... of a Dirichlet series
$$\sum_1^{\infty} \frac{a_n}{n^s} $$
and assume that I know that this Dirichlet series is the ...

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votes

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### Applications of the Cayley-Hamilton theorem

The Cayley-Hamilton theorem is usually presented in standard undergraduate courses in linear algebra as an important result. Recall that it says that any square matrix is a "root" of its own ...

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votes

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### What can we say about the differences between roots of a polynomial with large Galois group?

Suppose that $K$ is a number field and $L$ is the splitting field of a monic polynomial in $\mathcal{O}_{K}[x]$ of degree $d \geq 5$ with roots $\alpha_{1}, ... , \alpha_{d}$. Assume that the $\...

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votes

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### Unique quadratic subextension of a ray class field

Let $K_q$ denote the unique quadratic subextension of the ray class field over $\mathbb{Q}$ of conductor $q\times\infty$. Then $K_q$ should be $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{q})$ if $q$ if 1 mod 4 and $\mathbb{Q}(\...

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vote

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### Are there any ways we can determine whether the $\Xi_x$-classes of natural numbers upto $\frac{1}{2}p^2_x -2$ exvert all non-trivial $\Xi_x$-classes? [closed]

This question follows from the information provided below.
Are there any ways we can determine whether the $\Xi_x$-classes of natural numbers up to $\frac{1}{2}p^2_x -2$ exvert all non-trivial $\...

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votes

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### Elementary congruences and L-functions

In a recent article, Emmanuel Lecouturier proves a generalization of the following surprising result: for a Mersenne prime $N = 2^p - 1 \ge 31$, the element
$$ S = \prod_{k=1}^{\frac{N-1}2} k^k $$
...

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votes

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### Upper bound on answer for Pell equation

A user on MSE, @martin , asked http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1611411/pell-equations-upper-bound about an upper bound for $x$ in $x^2 - p y^2 = 1,$ when $p$ is prime. I checked, it appears ...

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votes

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### Iwasawa theory, $\mathbb{Z}_p^{2}$-extension, Greenberg module

Take $H\subset \bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ be a quartic imaginary number field such that $\operatorname{Gal}(H/\mathbb{Q})=\mathbb{Z}_2 \times \mathbb{Z}_2$. Denote by $F$ the quadratic real subfield of $H$ and ...

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votes

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### Question related to Fermat curve: Does the equation $A x^n + By^n = C z^n$ have any solution in $\mathbb{N}$?

Let $A, B, C \in \mathbb{N}$ be such that $\gcd(A,B,C)=1$. Is it known if the equation $A x^n + By^n = C z^n$ has any non-trivial solutions $x,y,z \in \mathbb{N}$? I know there are no such solutions ...

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votes

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### Characteristic zero lifts of a mod 4 cusp form

Let $E$ be an non-CM elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ of conductor $N$ with a cyclic rational $4$-isogeny and let $f$ denote the corresponding cuspidal eigenform of level $N$. Let $E_4$ denote the ...

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votes

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### When is possible to factor a field extension into one which adds no roots of unity, followed by one which adds only roots of unity?

The answer to whether this is possible for general fields is no. However, the counterexamples used two ingredients:
1) $\Bbb Q_p$, whose extensions $K$ containing $\Bbb Q_p(\sqrt[p^e]{u})$ might not ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Why is Kronecker's Jugendtraum only for Abelian extensions?

Why is Kronecker's Jugendtraum only for Abelian and not for more general extensions of number fields?
Wikipedia, Hilbert's Twelfth Problem

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### Generalizing Dedekind's Factorization Theorem

A classical theorem due to Dedekind states the following:
Let $O_{K}$ be the ring of integers of a number field $K$, and assume
$K$ is generated by adjoining the algebraic integer $\alpha$ to
...

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votes

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### What are “Artin fractions”?

The German Wikipedia entry for Ernst Witt https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Witt has a photo of his grave in Hamburg. The bottom part has a visible text "Artin Brueche" (Artin fractions) but the ...

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votes

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### Unramified extensions of quadratic fields

Let $K/\mathbb{Q}$ be quadratic and let $L/K$ be an (everywhere) unramified Galois extension. If $L/K$ is abelian, then one can show that $L/\mathbb{Q}$ is Galois (eg see here). Is $L/\mathbb{Q}$ ...

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votes

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### Equation which has nontrivial solutions modulo $N$ for every $N \ge 2$ does not have any nontrivial integer solutions

Let $\alpha = \sqrt[3]{2}$ and $K = \textbf{Q}(\alpha)$. I want to show that the equation$$\text{N}_\textbf{Q}^K\left(x + 4y + z\alpha + w\alpha^2\right) - 6(x + y)\left(x^2 + xy + 7y^2\right) = 0,$$...

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votes

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### What's so special about these $17$th deg equations?

While browsing the Database of Number Fields, I came across 17T8. It only had four equations, one of which is,
$$\small{x^{17} - 5x^{16} + 40x^{15} - 140x^{14} + 610x^{13} - 1622x^{12} + 4870x^{11} - ...

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votes

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### Applications of the Galois embedding problem

Given a finite Galois extension of number fields $L/K$ with Galois group $G$ and a surjection $E\twoheadrightarrow G$ of finite groups, the Galois embedding problem is the question of whether there ...

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votes

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### What's special about the circle problem?

Let $K$ be a number field, and let
$$\zeta_{K}(s):= \sum_{0
\neq I \text{ ideal of }O_K} \frac{1}{N_{K/\mathbb{Q}}(I)^s} = \sum_{n \ge 1} \frac{a_n}{n^s}$$
be the Dedekind zeta function of $K$. The ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Exceptional specializations of Galois groups in the Hilbert Irreducibility Theorem

Suppose $f(x,t)\in\mathbb{Q}(t)[x]$ is an irreducible polynomial with Galois group G. For any rational number $a$ we may consider the polynomial $f(x,a)\in\mathbb Q[x]$ and its corresponding Galois ...

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### Newly defined $L$-function in terms of $L$-function, does it have any obvious zeros or poles?

Let $K$ be a number field, $Cl(K)$ the ideal class group, $\chi: Cl(K) \to \mathbb{C}^\times$ a homomorphism. If $\mathfrak{a} \subset \mathcal{O}_K$ is any ideal, let $[\mathfrak{a}]$ denote its ...

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votes

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### Particular case of the class number formula, Dirichlet characters

Let $\chi$ be a Dirichlet character modulo $4$ such that $\chi(-1) = -1$, and let $\chi'$ be a Dirichlet character modulo $5$ such that $\chi'(-1) = 1$, $\chi'(2) = \chi'(3) = -1$. How do I see the ...

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votes

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### On the Diophantine equation $x^2 = y^p + 2^{r}z^p$ where $p\geq 7$ is an odd prime and $r \geq 2$

It is known that the only nonzero pairwise coprime integer solutions to the above Diophantine equation are for $r=3$, for which $(x, y, z) = (3,1,1)$ and $(-3,1, 1)$. (Cohen, Number Theory Volume 2: ...

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votes

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### On cubic reciprocity for $x^3+y^3+z^3 = 996$?

I. The Diophantine equation,
$$x^3+y^3+z^3 = 3w^3\tag1$$
with $x\geq y \geq z$ and $w=1$ has only two known solutions, namely $1,1,1$ and $4,4,-5$. Are there larger ones? As Noam Elkies points out ...

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vote

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### How can one show that the hyperelliptic curve $y^2 = x^{p} + \frac{1}{4}$ has only one positive rational solution for every prime $p>3$?

Without applying Fermat's Last Theorem, how can one show that the hyperelliptic curve $y^2 = x^{p} + \frac{1}{4}$ has only one positive rational solution $(x,y) = (0, \frac{1}{2})$ for ever prime $p \...

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vote

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### Normgroup and the image of the Hilbert symbol are subgroups of index 2 in the principal units

Let $K$ be a local field over $\mathbb{Q}_2$ such that the extension $K(i)/K$ is ramified and let $U^1_{K(i)}$ and $U^1_K$ denote the groups of principal units in the fields $K(i)$ and $K$, ...