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### What is an infinite prime in algebraic topology?

The links between algebraic topology (stable homotopy theory in particular) and number theory are nowadays abundant and fruitful. In one direction, there is chromatic homotopy theory, exploiting the ...

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### Rings of algebraic integers as quotients of polynomial rings

The ring of integers $\mathcal{O}_K$ of a number field $K$ is always isomorphic to some ring of the form $\mathbb{Z}[x_1, ..., x_r]/\mathfrak{p}$, where $\mathfrak{p} \subset \mathbb{Z}[x_1, ..., ...

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### Reciprocity laws in different dimensions

Let $M/L/Qp$ be a finite galois abelian extension of local fields and define
$\mathcal{M}=M\{\{T\}\}=\{\sum_{i\in \mathbb{Z}}a_iT^i:a_i\in M,\min_{i\in \mathbb{Z}}, v(a_i)>−\infty , \lim_{i\to ...

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### Relation between 1-dimensional and 2-dimensional reciprocity maps

Let $M/L/\mathbb{Q}_p$ be a finite galois abelian extension of local fields and define
$\mathcal{M}=M\{\{T\}\}=\{\sum_{i\in \mathcal{Z}}a_iT^i : a_i\in M, \min_{i\in \mathcal{Z}} v(a_i)>-\infty, ...

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### The construction of the 257gon

If $\zeta\in\mathbb C$ is a primitive $257$th root of unity, the Galois group $\operatorname{Gal}(\mathbb Q(\zeta)/\mathbb Q)$ is cyclic of order $256=2^8$, so we know that there is a sequence of $8$ ...

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### Iwasawa's mu-invariant for noncyclotomic $\mathbf{Z}_p$ extensions of cyclotomic fields?

Let $p$ be an odd prime number, $m$ a positive integer with $p\mid m$. Put $k=\mathbf{Q}(\mu_m)$.
(1) Is there any example where certain noncyclotomic $\mathbf{Z}_p$-extension $k_\infty/k$ has ...

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### Lowest degree polynomial with integer coefficients yielding $1/\sqrt{2^n}$

Let $x = \cos(\pi/8) = \frac{1}{2} \sqrt{2+\sqrt{2}}$ and $y = \sin(\pi/8) = \frac{1}{2} \sqrt{2-\sqrt{2}}$. What is the lowest degree polynomial $p(x,y)$ with integer coefficients such that $p(x,y) = ...

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### Units of an extension of $\mathbb{Z}$ [closed]

Let $P(x)\in\mathbb{Z}[x]$ be monic and irreducible over $\mathbb{Q}[x]$, and let $\theta$ be a root of $P(x)$. Let $K = \{a + b\theta\} \subseteq \mathbb{Z}[\theta]$. When is it the case that there ...

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### Galois groups and prescribed ramification

What is known about finite groups $G$ for which there exists a Galois extension $K$ of $\mathbb{Q}$ ramified only at $2$ such that $\text{Gal}(K/\mathbb{Q}) \cong G$ ? More generally, which groups can ...

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### How did height in algeb. number theory/elliptic curves started?

Maybe this is obvious but it isn't to me yet. What is the history of heights used in say points of the project plane over a number field or of elliptic curve over a number field? I would guess people ...

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### Motivating mathematics(particularly algebraic number theory) through historical problems [closed]

Most mathematical textbooks start a subject by going backwards, historically. They will define the terms that were invented to solve a problem in their polished form and then use these definitions and ...

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### Hilbert Class fields and Pure cubic fields

I want to know about Hilbert class field theory for pure cubic fields. Which is the best source for this? Right now I am reading book by D.A. Cox "Primes of the form $x^2+ny^2$" Fermat,Class field ...

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### Why is the supersingular locus the zero locus of a modular form?

This question is related to my other question here: Examples of subspaces singled out by modular forms.
Here I am wondering if there is a philosophical explanation about why the supersingular locus ...

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### Can a sum of roots of unity be an integer?

Let $n \geq 2$, $H \lneq (\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z})^*$, $\zeta_k$ a primitive $k$-th root of unity. Is it possible that $$\sum_{h \in H} \zeta_k^{h} \in \mathbb{Z}$$ for every $k$ dividing $n$ such that ...

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### explicit uniformizer for the false Tate extension

Let $p$ be an odd prime and let $n\geq 1$. Set $K=\mathbb{Q}_p(\zeta_{p^n})$,
$L=\mathbb{Q}_p(\sqrt[p^n]{p})$, and $M=KL$. I claim that $M$ is totally ramified of degree $\phi(p^n)p^n$ (the proof ...

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### Semi-simple controlling operator

I've just come across this paper by Coleman and Edixhoven called "On the semi-simplicity of the $U_p$ operator on modular forms", where (as the title says) they show that the $U_p$ operator is ...

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### Image of the typenorm contains the squares

I am having a look at the paper Explicit CM-theory for level 2-structures on abelian surfaces by Bröker, Gruenewald and Lauter, and there is an argument which I don't understand. The main reason being ...

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### Results for resolution of equations in polynomial ring

Is there any reference for resolution of equations in a polynomial ring, such as $x^2+y^2=z^2$ in $\mathbb{C}[t]$? Thanks!

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### Without Skolem–Mahler–Lech Theorem? [closed]

Using Skolem–Mahler–Lech theorem one can easily prove the $\displaystyle \lim_{n\to +\infty}\left|\Re\left(\frac{1+i\sqrt{7}}{2} \right)^n\right| =+\infty$.
Is there a "simple way" to prove this ...

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### Is there an algebraic number that cannot be expressed using only elementary functions?

(this is basically a repost of a question I asked at M.SE last year)
Is there an explicit real algebraic number (such that we can write its minimal polynomial and a rational isolating interval) that ...

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### The minimum genus of a family of degree $12$ algebraic curves which comes from the resultant of two quartic polynomials

Let $f(t)$ be a rational normal cubic curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$ (it is not contained in any plane) and also we assume that this cubic curve passes through two points $(0,0,0)$ and $(1,0,0)$. By an easy ...

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### Can there be a power basis for a totally real field of high degree?

A number field $K$ is said to have a power basis if there is an $\alpha \in K$ such that the full ring of integers $O_K$ is the $\mathbb{Z}$-linear span of ...

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### Characterize the set of roots of cubics with certain properties

Let $P(x)\in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ be an irreducible polynomial of degree $3$. Suppose that $\alpha_1, \alpha_2, \alpha_3$ are roots of $P(x)$. For what such $P(x)$ is it the case that the ring of integers ...

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### Is there an excplicit number field of definition for an Abelian Variety $A/\mathbb{C}$ with CM?

Consider a simple abelian variety $A/\mathbb{C}$ with sufficiently many CMs by $\mathcal{O}$, where $\mathcal{O}$ is an order in a CM field $K$. Specifically, $K$ is a CM field of degree $2g$, where ...

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### Ideal classes fixed by the Galois group

Let $K$ be a number field and let $G$ be the group of automorphisms of $K$ over $\mathbf Q$. The group $G$ acts in a natural way on the ideal class group of $K$. I would like to know if there are any ...

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### Multiplicativity of the Ideal Norm

I asked this question on StackExchange twice, and was never able to get an answer. This is not quite a research-level question, but it is sufficiently difficult and interesting from a pedagogical ...

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### Asymptotics for algebraic numbers of height less than one

The question. Is an asymptotic equivalent known or conjectured for the number $N(d)$ of $\alpha \in \bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ with $h(\alpha) < 1$ and $[\mathbb{Q}(\alpha):\mathbb{Q}] \leq d$?
The rather ...

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### A question on linear forms

Let $K/\mathbb{Q}$ be a fixed number field of degree $n$, and let $\sigma_1, \cdots, \sigma_n$ denote the distinct embeddings of $K$ into $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose that $\alpha_1, \cdots, \alpha_{r}$ are ...

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### Factors of the polynomial $X^n-a$

I am interested in the polynomial $X^n-a$ in $\mathbb{Q}[X]$, for some $a\in \mathbb{Q}^*$, and would like to know the irreducible factors of it. Is there something in the literature which gives a ...

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### Constructing quintic number fields with certain splitting behaviour

I am looking for number fields $K$ which satisfy the following properties:
$[K:\mathbb{Q}]=5$.
The Galois closure of $K$ has Galois group $S_5$.
For each prime $p$ which ramifies in $K$, there ...

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### A letter from J. P. Serre

Which is the letter where J. P. Serre present "Analogues Kählériens de certaines conjectures de Weil" to Weil?

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### Time-line until the publicaton of Weil of “Numbers of solutions of equations in finite fields”

In "On the history of the Weil Conjectures" Dieudonné says:
"Appropriately enough, the story, as with so many problems in number theory, begins with Gauss...".
C. F. Gauss, Disquisitiones ...

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### How frequently is 3 a cubic residue mod primes in an arithmetic progression?

Suppose $(a,3q)=1$ and $a\equiv 1\pmod 3$. Are there infinitely many primes $p\equiv a\pmod {3q}$ such that $3$ is a cubic nonresidue modulo $p$?
Or, an equivalent formulation using quadratic forms: ...

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### Why do noncocompact arithmetic Kleinian groups have quadratic trace fields?

I realize there are a few different ways of going about proving this, depending on one's background, but there's a particular number theoretic aspect that I am just blanking on, and can't seem to find ...

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### On the conductor of the Groessencharacter of a CM elliptic curve

Let $K$ be a quadratic imaginary field. Let $L$ be a number field which contains $K$ and let $E/L$ be an elliptic curve defined over $L$ with complex multiplication by $K$, i.e. such that ...

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### Connection of Galois representation and arithmetic geometry

This is might be a dumb question. There are lots of Galois representations which arise naturally from geometric objects, for example, Galois representations attached to elliptic curves. I know that ...

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### Independent units in pure number fields $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt[p]{t})$

Theorem: In this paper of Frei and Levesque, they correct the proof of a result of Halter-Koch and Stender:
Define the real pure algebraic number field $\mathbb{K}=\mathbb{Q}(\omega_n)$ for ...

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### Is formula valid for relating $\pi$ with ALL of its OEIS A002485(n)/A002486(n) convergents?

Could anyone try to prove that the below conjectured formula is valid for relating $\pi$ with ALL of its convergents - those, which are described in OEIS via A002485(n)/A002486(n) ?
$$(-1)^n\cdot(\pi ...

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### What is the explicit eigenvalues of Hilbert modular forms?

Let $F$ be a totally real number field and let $I$ denote the set of embeddings
$\tau:F\to \mathbb{R}.$ Let $k=(k_\tau)\in\mathbb{Z}^I_{>0}$ and suppose all the $k_\tau$'s have the same parity. Let ...

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### Conjecture on irrational algebraic numbers

Conjecture:
For every irrational algebraic number $q$ and natural number $b$, the representation of $q$ on base $b$ contains all the digits $[0,\dots,b-1]$.
Questions:
Has this conjecture been ...

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### closed form expression for an infinite series

Is there any closed form expression for the infinite sum $\sum_{n \geq 0}q^{n(n+1)/2}(1+q)(1+q^2)\cdots(1+q^n)u^n$ where both $q$ and $n$ are variables and $n \in N \cup {0}$?

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### Chinese Remainder Theorem backwards

I have the following situation, that is much alike the Chinese Remainder Theorem. Let $\phi_d(\alpha)$ be the $d^{th}$ cyclotomic polynomial in the variable $\alpha$ (I'm not specifying the ...

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### Iwasawa theory: Do these $\mu$-invariants of a number field coincide?

Let $k$ be a number field and let $k_\infty$ be the cyclotomic $\mathbf{Z}_p$-extension of $k$. Put $\Gamma=G(k_\infty/k)\cong \mathbf{Z}_p$, $\Lambda=\mathbf{Z}_p[[\Gamma]]$. Let $S$ be a finite set ...

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### Class number for binary quadratic forms discriminant $\Delta$ to class number $\mathbb Q(\sqrt \Delta)$

Jyrki Lahtonen has suggested I write a blog post relating binary quadratic forms to quadratic field class numbers, ...

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### Finding a suitable number

Let $n,m$ be two positive integers. By $r_n$ we denote the largest prime not exceeding $n$. If $r_n\leq m\leq n$ and $q$ is the largest prime factor of $n!/m!$ such that $q\geq 17$ and $q\geq n-m+3$, ...

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### Unique factorization in a quadratic extension of $Z_p$ [closed]

Let $\mathbf{Z}_{(p)}$ denote the ring of all rational numbers whose denominators in lowest terms are not divisible by the integer prime $p$. (This is normally described as the localization at $p$.) ...

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### Degree 17 number fields ramified only at 2

The number $17$ is the smallest odd number that occurs as the degree of a number field $K/\mathbb{Q}$ for which the only finite prime that ramifies is $2$. The non-existence for $n < 17$ follows ...

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### Positive Primes represented by an indefinite binary form, reducing poly degree from 8 to 4

In his lovely answer at Positive primes represented by indefinite binary quadratic form Noam found that a (positive) odd prime $p$ is represented by the indefinite form $x^2 + 13 x y - 9 y^2$ if and ...

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### Are there any simple, interesting consequences to motivate the local Langlands correspondence?

Let's pretend that we know local Langlands at a fairly high level of generality... i.e. we know something along the lines of:
Let $G=\mathbf{G}(F)$ be the group of $F$-points of a connected ...

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### Positive primes represented by indefinite binary quadratic form

Neil Sloane asked me about commands in computer languages to find the (positive) primes represented by indefinite binary quadratic forms. So I wrote something in C++ that works. This is for the OEIS, ...