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### Criteria for the surjectivity of the reduction map of the $SL_n$-group scheme

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and let $I\subseteq R$ be an ideal. We have a natural projection map
$$
\pi:SL_n(R)\rightarrow SL_n(R/I)
$$
(In the original question I had put $GL_n$ instead of $SL_n$ ...

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### Combinatorial splitting in number rings

The goal of this problem is to see if there is a structured way to factor numbers constructed from a set of distinct odd primes $p_1$ through $p_n$ in a number ring.
Take an arbitrary non empty ...

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### What is known about primes of the form x^2-2y^2?

David Cox's book Primes of The Form: $x^2+ny^2$ does a great job proving and motivating a lot of results for $n>0$. I was unable to find anything for negative numbers, let alone the case I am ...

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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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### Globalizing local field extensions with controlled ramification

Let $K_1/k_1, \ldots, K_r/k_r$ be "separable cyclic" extensions of degree $n$ where each $k_i$ is a local field of characteristic 0 (archimedean or not). By separable cyclic of degree $n$, I mean the ...

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### Hasse principle for rational times square

Does a Hasse principle hold for the property of being a rational times a square ?
Let $a \in \mathbb{K}$ be an element of a number field. Assume that at every place $\mathbb{K}_v$ of $\mathbb{K}$, $a$...

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### Capitulation of ideal classes in general Dedekind Domains

I’ve been working on a problem, and come across an issue with capitulation in Dedekind domains. Here is the set up:
Let $D$ be a Dedekind domain, and $K$ its (perfect, but we’re willing to modify ...

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### A Galois extension over $\mathbb{Q}$ with Galois group $A_4$ and with cyclic decomposition groups

Does there exist a Galois extension $L/\mathbb{Q}$ with Galois group $A_4$ (the alternating group on four letters) such that all the decomposition groups are cyclic?
This question is motivated by the ...

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### Practical applications of algebraic number theory?

I'm interested in learning about any applications, the more worldly the better*.
Pointing to a nice reference on the number field sieve, for example, would be fine.
However, let me mention one ...

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### Congruent numbers and primorials

The first 10 primorials (2, 6, ... , 6469693230) are congruent numbers subject to the Birch Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture.
My question is - What is the first primorial not to be a congruent number (...

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### Is that possible to use stieltjes transform for multiple matrices

I have the matrix calculation with expression
\begin{equation}
\frac{1}{M}tr(\mathbf{WHH}^H\mathbf{W}^H + \mathbf{R}_{nn})^{-1}
\end{equation}
whereas $\mathbf{H} \in \mathbb{C}^{M\times K}$, $\mathbf{...

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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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### Imaginary quadratic fields: Euclidean if and only if norm Euclidean

Let $K$ be an imaginary quadratic field and $O_K$ be its ring of integers. We say $O_K$ is norm Euclidean if the norm is a Euclidean function. It is known from the classification of imaginary ...

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### References for Artin motives

I find the following description of Artin motives in Wikipedia. Since these seem to be quite related to number theory, I am interested to learn more in that context. I request the experts available in ...

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### Non-negative integer solutions of x^2+y^3=n

I have the next equation: $x^2+y^3=n$. Where n is a positive integer constant.
I want to know the exact number of non-negative integer solutions.
Also I want to know what are those solutions. How ...

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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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### Learning roadmap for algebraic number theory

I have read some elementary number theory from David Burton's text and I know groups and rings from Herstein's book Topics in Algebra and some field theory from different sources online. I am ...

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### Some identities with the Riemann-Hurwitz zeta function

The only definition that I have ever seen of this Riemann-Hurtwitz zeta-function is this,
For $0 < a \leq 1$ we have the identity
$$ \zeta(z, a) = \frac{2 \Gamma(1 - z)}{(2 \pi)^{1-z}} \left[\sin ...

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### Context for “Coronidis Loco” from Weil's Basic Number Theory

In Samuel James Patterson's article titled Gauss Sums in The Shaping of Arithmetic after C. F. Gauss’s Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, Patterson says
"Hecke [proved] a beautiful theorem on the different ...

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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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### Infiniteness of the Galois cohomology over a number field with coefficients in a finite Galois module

Let $k$ be a number field and $M$ be a nonzero finite discrete $\mathrm{Gal}(\bar k/k)$-module. Is it true that $H^1(k,M)$ is infinite?
This would complete the answer of Daniel Loughran. There is a ...

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### Prescribed norm residue symbol in number field

Suppose $F$ is a number field, and $a, b$ are non-zero elements. Does there always exist $x \in F$ such that the norm residue symbols (=cup products) are $(a, x)= 0 = (x, b) \in H^2(F, \mathbb{F}_2)$ ...

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### Suggestions for good books on class field theory

Recently I tried to learn class field theory, but I find it is difficult. I have read the book "Algebraic Number Theory" by J. W. S. Cassels and A. Frohlich. In the book, the approach to class field ...

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### On the quadratic reciprocity law? [closed]

In the Quadratic Reciprocity Law
$$\exists x\in\Bbb{N}\quad x^2\equiv p\pmod q\iff\exists y\in\Bbb{N}\quad y^2\equiv q\pmod p$$ if $p\equiv q\equiv 1\pmod4$.
Is there any relation between $x$ and $y$ ...

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### What is the precise relationship between primitive Hida families and the connected components of the ordinary locus of the eigencurve?

In the references I've found discussing this question, I have not found any statements that I can understand and that are as precise as I would like. I'm more familiar with Hida families than with the ...

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### Primitive element for a number field, and ramification

Let $K=\mathbb Q(\theta)$ be a number field with integral primitive element $\theta$, and let $f(x)$ be the minimal polynomial of $\theta$. Let $p$ be a rational prime. It's well known that if $p$ ...

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### Expository articles on Algebraic Number Theory

I am about to start learning Algebraic Number Theory and thus was looking for some expository articles on this subject. So far I have found two such articles:
Dickson, L. E.. (1917). Fermat's Last ...

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### local field and number field

Let $K$ be a local field (locally compact topological field) of characteristic zero.
Is it true that $K$ is isomorphic to the completion of a number field
under some valuations?
If yes, then how to ...

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### Can one define “Ramanujan Summation” over algebraic number fields?

With some trepidation, I ask to "evaluate" badly divergent sums. Generalizing $\sum n = -\tfrac{1}{12}$ what would be the value of this sum over $\mathbb{Z}[i]$?
$$\sum_{m,n \geq 0} (m+in) \hspace{0....

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### Subfields of $\mathbb{Q}\bigl(\sqrt[n]{a}\bigr)$ for $a>0$

This is related to a question on Math Stack Exchange.
Given a rational number $a>0$ and an $n\in\mathbb{N}$ such that $x^n - a$ is irreducible over $\mathbb{Q}$, it is known that every subfield of ...

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### Exceptional primes in Kummer-Dedekind theorem

Suppose that $A$ is a Dedekind domain with fraction field $K$, $L$ is a finite separable extension of $K$, and $B$ is the integral closure of $A$ in $L$. Suppose that $t$ is a primitive element for $L/...

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### “Algebrazing” canonical subgroups of elliptic curves

I'm puzzled by a part of the construction of the canonical subgroup of a "not too supersingular" elliptic curve. In Katz's paper, one produces a subgroup of the formal group of the elliptic curve but ...

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### Fundamental Units in Totally Real Cubic Fields

How much is known about the fundamental units in totally real cubic fields? For example, Daniel Shanks has a family of totally real cubic fields for which the fundamental units are known; those with ...

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### Character group of the multiplicative rationals

I was reading some stuff on Hecke characters and came across an issue I have not been able to resolve. I posted it here on math stack exchange first.
Let $\mathbb{Q}^{\times}$ be the multiplicative ...

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### Prime ideals in the ring of algebraic integers

Let $m(x) = x^n + a_{n-1}x^{n-1} + \dots + a_1 x+ a_0$, $a_i \in \mathbb{Z}$, be an irreducible polynomial over $\mathbb{Q}$ and $K = \mathbb{Q}[x] / {m(x)\mathbb{Q}[x]}$, so $K$ is an algebraic ...

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### Connected-étale sequence for ordinary CM elliptic curves

Let $E/k$ be an elliptic curve over algebraically closed field of characteristic $p$ with CM, for simplicity, by the maximal order of a quadratic imaginary field $K/\mathbb{Q}$.
Suppose that $p$ is ...

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### About a decomposition of the ideles and the relation to the Artin map

The ideles of $\mathbb{Q}$, lets denote them by $\mathbb{I}$, satisfy the following decomposition:
$\mathbb{Q}^\times\times \mathbb{R}_{>0}\times\prod_p \mathbb{Z}_p^\times \to \mathbb{I}$
The ...

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### About list of discriminants of real quadratic fields with narrow class number 1?

I have a couple of questions regarding the list of discriminants of real quadratic fields with narrow class number 1.
The sequence A003655 in OEIS portraits a list of discriminants of real quadratic ...

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### Primes in arithmetic progressions in number fields

My general question is how does one prove equi-distribution results for primes in arithmetic progressions in number fields? I am interested in the equi-distribution of prime elements of the ring of ...

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### Number of polynomials whose Galois group is a subgroup of the alternating group

Let $f = x^n + a_{n-1}x^n + \cdots + a_0$ be a monic polynomial of degree $n \geq 2$ with integer coefficients. By $\text{Gal}(f)$ we mean the Galois group over $\mathbb{Q}$ of the Galois closure of $...

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### On $\eta(6z)\eta(18z)$ and the splitting / modularity of $x^3 - 2$

Consider one of the simplest non-abelian examples of modularity. Let $$\eta(6z)\eta(18z) = q\prod_{n=1}^\infty (1 - q^{6n})(1 - q^{18n}) = q - q^7 - q^{13} -q^{19} + q^{25} + 2q^{31} - q^{37} + 2q^{43}...

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### Why is the kernel of an algebraic Hecke character open in the ideles?

I've been reading about algebraic Hecke characters, and how one obtains one dimensional $p$-adic representations from them. I have a question about why the kernel of a map defined on the ideles is ...

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### Does every ring of integers sit inside a monogenic ring of integers?

Given a number field $K/\mathbf{Q}$ whose ring of integers $\mathcal{O}_K$ is, in general, not of the form $\mathbf{Z}[\alpha]$ (not monogenic), does there exist an extension $L/K$ which has $\mathcal{...

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### What is the ring of integers in $\mathbb Q^c\otimes_K K_\mathfrak p$? [closed]

Let $K$ be a number field with ring of integers $\mathcal O_K$ and $\mathfrak p$ a prime of $K$. Let $\mathbb Q^c$ be the algebraic closure of $\mathbb Q$ in $\mathbb C$.
If $L$ is a number field ...

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### More generalized RSA construction

Is there a way to construct RSA type cryptosystem over general number rings?
Can Number Field Sieve technique be applied here?

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### An order in $\mathbb Q[G]$ which is a maximal $\mathbb Z_p$-order in $\mathbb Q_p[G]$ for finitely many primes $p$

Let $G$ be a finite group and $S$ a finite set of prime numbers. I know that every separable $\mathbb Q$-algebra $A$ contains a maximal $\mathbb Z$-order but I wonder if the following is true.
Is ...

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### Mahler measure of a totally positive, expanding algebraic integer

Consider a degree-$d$ algebraic integer $\alpha$ all of whose conjugates (including itself) are real numbers greater than 1. Its Mahler measure $M(\alpha)$ is simply equal to the norm $N(\alpha)$. ...

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### The best possible density in Hilbert's Irreducibility Theorem

Let $f(X,t_1,\dots,t_s)$ be an irreducible polynomial with coefficients in $\mathcal{O}_K$, the ring of integers of a number field $K$. By work of S. D. Cohen (http://plms.oxfordjournals.org/content/...

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### If two Hecke characters cut out the same field, are they Galois conjugates?

First question on MathOverflow, I hope it is appropriate for this site. There are two related questions.
Let $K$ be a number field, $G_K = Gal(\overline{K}/K)$, $p$ a prime, and
$$\chi_1,\chi_2:G_K\...

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### Is there an elementary way to find the integer solutions to $x^2-y^3=1$?

I gave this problem to my undergraduate assistant, as I saw that Euler had originally solved it (although I am having trouble finding his proof). After working on it for two weeks, we boiled the hard ...