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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 $K$, ...
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Property of Dirichlet character

Let $\chi_0$ be the unique Dirichlet character $\text{mod }1$ (i.e. $\chi_0(n) = 1$ for all $n$), $\zeta_p$ be a primitive $p$th root of $1$, and for any $a \in \mathbb{F}_p^\times$ and any Dirichlet ...
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Fundamental units with norm $-1$ in real quadratic fields

If we have distinct primes $p \equiv q \equiv 1 \pmod 4,$ with Legendre $(p|q) = (q|p) = -1,$ there is a solution to $u^2 - pq v^2 = -1$ in integers and the fundamental unit of $O_{\mathbb Q(\sqrt{pq})...
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Is the localization of the maximal abelian extension still a maximal abelian extension?

Let $K$ be a number field and consider the maximal abelian extension $K^{ab}$ of $K.$ For a finite prime $p,$ letting $K_p$ be the completion of $K$ at $p,$ we have an extension $K_p \subset K_p K^{...
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Kernel of the Artin map when dealing with S-ideles and S-divisors for function fields

Having understood that there is a strong correspondence between number fields and function fields, I am trying to work out some function field equivalents of class field theoretic invariants from Bost ...
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Hecke characters and Conductors

Motivation: Let $\ell$ be an odd prime. There is a conductor-preserving correspondence between primitive Dirichlet characters of order $\ell$ and cyclic, degree $\ell$ number fields $K/\mathbb{Q}$. ...
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Equation $x^2=y^p + 1$

can you help me please for solving this diophantine equation : $x^2=y^p+1$ and if you can give me a general method to studying such equation : $x^2=y^p+t$ Thanks
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Even Galois representations “mod p”

Consider an irreducible $\mathrm{mod}$ $p$ representation: $$\rho: \mathrm{Gal}(\bar{\mathbb{Q}}/\mathbb{Q})\to\mathrm{GL}_2(\bar{\mathbb{F}}_p)$$ If $\rho$ is odd, it was conjectured by Serre in ...
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Motivation for cyclotomic units

I am wondering the original motivation for considering cyclotomic units. Maybe one can rephrase the question as: Why did people initially consider such units in $\mathbb{Q}(\zeta_p)$ specially? ...
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Intuition for Zagier's theorem for $\zeta_K(2)$

In 1986, Don Zagier generalized Euler's theorem ($\zeta_\mathbb{Q}(2)=\pi ^2 /6$) to an arbitrary number field $K$: $$\zeta_K(2)=\frac{\pi^{2r+2s}}{\sqrt{|D|}}\times \sum_v c_v A(x_{v,1})...A(x_{v,s})...
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regulators of number fields

Related question: Totally real number fields with bounded regulators Given a number field $K$ with degree $n$ and determinant $D$, what is the "best" upper bound for its regulator $R$, if any? I know ...
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Lubin-Tate modules and different uniformizers

Suppose I have a local field $\mathcal{O}_K$ and two different prime elements $\pi$ and $\overline{\pi},$ i.e they differ by a unit $\overline{\pi} = u \pi$ for some $u \in \mathcal{O}_K^{\times}$ not ...
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Unramified extension of number fields

Any finite field extension (in particular Galois extension) of $\mathbb{Q}$ is ramified. Is there an intuitive geometric explanation of this fact? Suppose we have an number field $K$, is any Galois ...
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Argument of Zariski density to prove rationality of a regular map

Question: I want to know if the following result is correct: Let $k$ be a number field and $k_v$ be a completion of $k$ at some place $v$, denote $K_v$ an algebraic closure of $k_v$. Proposition.(...
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Relation between ramification locus of a tower and of its constant field extension

I am trying to understand Remark 7.2.22 (Page 256) of Algebraic Function Fields and Codes (Second Edition) by Henning Stichtenoth. In that remark he considers a tower $\mathcal{F} = (F_0,F_1,F_2,\...
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What are the necessary conditions for a real number to be a cyclotomic integers?

The motivation of the question is that I try to test when a real number is not an cyclotomic integers. Or more specifically, when a positive real number is not a quantum dimension of a unitary fusion ...