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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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On what kind of objects do the Galois groups act?

I am neither number theorist nor algebraic geometer. I am wondering whether Galois groups of number fields (say the absolute Galois group $Gal(\overline{\mathbb{Q}}/\mathbb{Q})$) act on objects which ...
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Easiest way to see that $\zeta_{\mathbb{Z}[i]}(s) = \zeta(s) L(s, \chi)$?

As the question suggests, what is the easiest way to see that$$\zeta_{\mathbb{Z}[i]}(s) = \zeta(s)L(s, \chi)?$$Here, $\chi$ is the homomorphism $(\mathbb{Z}/4\mathbb{Z})^\times \to \mathbb{C}^\times$ ...
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Field of definition of dominant morphisms

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field and $k_0$ a sub-field. Let $X,Y$ be two projective varieties defined over $k_0$. Suppose that that there exists a dominant morphism $f$ between $X_k=X\otimes ...
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Remark 4.23.4 in Hartshorne

Crosspost from math.stackexchange, since it's quite possible I might not get a response there. Remark 4.23.4 in Chapter IV of Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry references a paper by Elkies that ...
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Intuition behind Kronecker's congruence?

The modular polynomial is defined by$$\Phi_n(X, \tau) = \prod_{\tau} (X - j(\tau)),$$where $j$ is the elliptic modular function and $\tau$ is running through classes of imaginary quadratic integers of ...
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Why there are only finitely many $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$-isomorphism classes of elliptic curves with CM by $\mathcal{O}$?

For someone who does not have a very extensive knowledge of number theory, what is a good intuitive explanation as to why there are only finitely many $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$ isomorphism classes of ...
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Freeness of the group of principal ideals of a number field

This is just a question wondering whether a concrete (enough) result that can be proved using the axiom of choice can be proved without it. The result being that the group of principal ideals $P_K$ of ...
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Computation of Hilbert symbol of order 4

We have explicit expressions for the quadratic Hilbert symbol over $\mathbb Q$, for example $\left(\dfrac{x,y}2\right)_2=(-1)^{\frac{x-1}2\frac{y-1}2} (x,y\ne2)$. Are similar expressions known for ...
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Result of Deuring, intuitive way to see it's true/quickest way to prove?

There is the following result of Deuring that goes as follows: Let $E/L$ be an elliptic curve defined over a number field $L$ with complex multiplication by an order $\mathcal{O}$ in an imaginary ...
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How to check if argument of complex number is rational multiple of $\pi$ [closed]

Assume there is give a complex number $z\in \mathbb{C}$ of modul 1. Therefore it can written as $e^{i2\pi x}$. What are the known criteria for deciding if $x$ is a rational number???
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non negative integer solutions : Diophantine Equations [closed]

I want to know the exact number of non-negative integer solutions of $a_1 + 2a_2 + \ldots + k \cdot a_k = n$. I know that it is the co-efficient of $x^n$ in $(1 - x^{a_1})^{-1} \cdot (1 - ...
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Genus of $k(T)$ is $0$ without using Riemann-Roch

Let $F$ be a function field with one variable with total constant field $k$, and let $X$ be the set of all places of $F$. How do I show that the genus of $k(T)$ is $0$ without using Riemann-Roch? Is ...
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Analogue of Dirichlet $L$-function for $\mathbb{F}_q[T]$, does $L_c(s, \chi)$ necessarily equal $1$?

Consider an analogue of Dirichlet $L$-function for $\mathbb{F}_q[T]$. Let $g \in \mathbb{F}_q[T]$, $g \neq 0$, let $\chi: (\mathbb{F}_q[T]/(g))^\times \to \mathbb{C}^\times$ be a homomorphism, let $c ...
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$F[[T]] \times F[[1/T]]$ fundamental domain, show compactness

Let $p$ be a prime number. What is the easiest way to see that $(\mathbb{F}_p((T)) \times \mathbb{F}_p((1/T)))/\mathbb{F}_p[T, 1/T]$ is compact? Here $\mathbb{F}_p[T, 1/T]$ is embedded in ...
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Can we prove the uniqueness of the local Artin map by using mostly global class field theory?

Let $l/k$ be a finite abelian extension of $p$-adic fields. There is a well defined local Artin map $k^{\ast} \rightarrow Gal(l/k)$ with kernel $N_{l/k}(l^{\ast})$. Let's suppose that we have only ...
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square classes of quadratic extensions of 2-adic fialds [migrated]

I have a question about square classes of quadratic extensions of 2-adic fields. I appreciate anybody help me to understand. Why all elements of $1+\mathfrak{p}^5$ are square in ...
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A question about “small” sets of algebraic numbers

For the sake of brevity let me use the following terms. A subset $X$ of $\bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ will be called "small" if for any number field $K$, the intersection $X\cap K$ is finite. Similarly, a set ...
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Is this polynomial irreducible over the rationals?

Prove (or disprove): Define $T_n(x)$ as the Chebyshev polynomial of the first kind with degree $n$ . If $p$ is an odd prime, then $\sqrt{\frac{T_p(x)-1}{x-1}}$ is an irreducible polynomial over the ...
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counting fundamental units of real quadratic fields

For a given real quadratic field $ K$, the units of its ring of integers is $\mathcal{O}_K\cong(\pm1)\times \mathbb{Z}$ by Dirichlet unit theorem. For each $\mathcal{O}_K$, pick the fundamental unit ...
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Furtwangler's Principal ideal theorem in number fields

Does anyone know a simple proof, using cohomological method of the fact that the verlagerung from a finite group G. to its commutator subgroup G', i.e. $$G/G'->(G')^{ab}$$ vanishes? The simplest ...
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Geometric Mean of $L(1,\chi)$ for quadratic Dirichlet characters

Let $S = \{D_1, D_2, D_3, \ldots \}$ be the set of all prime discriminants (or positive prime discriminants) of quadratic number fields. For such a discriminant let $\chi_j(n) = (\frac{D_j}n)$ be ...
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$K^{ur}K^{\pi} = L$

Let $K$ be a $p$-adic field, and $L$ an infinite abelian extension of $K$ containing $K^{ur}$. Let $\Phi: K^{\ast} \rightarrow Gal(L/K)$ be the local Artin map. Let $\pi$ be a uniformizer for $K$, ...
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Is $K^{ur} K^{\pi} = L$?

Let $L/K$ be a finite extension of $p$-adic fields, $\pi$ a uniformizer of $K$, $\theta = (-, L/K)$ the local Artin map $K^{\ast} \rightarrow Gal(L/K)$, $E$ be maximal unramified extension of $K$ ...
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Minimal Discriminants

Let $D_n$ be the minimal absolute value of the discriminants of number fields with degree $n$. Arnold Scholz conjectured in 1936 that $D_{397} > D_{400}$, which is, of course, still open (Scholz ...
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Quickest and/or most elementary proof of “principal iff splits completely”?

Let $L$ be the Hilbert class field of a number field $K$, and let $\mathfrak{p}$ be a prime ideal of $K$. Then $\mathfrak{p}$ splits completely in $L$ if and only if $\mathfrak{p}$ is a principal ...
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N-th root of unity in N-th division field of abelian variety?

Let K be a number field and A/K an abelian variety over it. Can it be that K(A[n]) does not contain a primitive n-th rooth of unity? If the answer is yes is it always possible to bound the bad n ...
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Ambiguous classes not strongly ambiguous

I am looking for a quadratic field $K$ and a class $\mathcal C$ of the classes group of $K$ such that $\mathcal C$ is ambiguous but not strongly ambiguous that is: $\sigma(\mathcal C)=\mathcal C$ for ...
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Explicit extensions for Heisenberg groups

Let $G$ be the $p$-adic Heisenberg group $\begin{pmatrix} 1&\mathbb Z_p&\mathbb Z_p\\&1&\mathbb Z_p\\&&1\end{pmatrix}$. Is it possible to write an explicit extension $K/k$, ...
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A galois group is topologically finitely generated or finitely generated as a $\mathbb{Z}_p$-module

The basic set up is the following: Let $K$ be a number field. let $p$ be an odd prime. Let $\Sigma_p$ be the set of primes of $K$ lying above $p$. Let $M$ be the composite of all finite $p$-extensions ...
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Which properties determine the uniqueness of the local Artin map?

Any abelian extension of local fields can be realized as the completion of a global abelian extension. So let $L/K$ be abelian, $w/v$ an extension of places. From the global Artin map on ideles we ...
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References about identities of Gauss sum

I am reading the paper. In the end of page 10, there are the following identities of Gauss sum. \begin{align} & h(b) h(a+b) = q^b h(b) h(a), \\ & h(b) g(a+b) = q^b h(b) g(a), \\ & g(a+b) ...
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Analog of Euler's factoring technique

Is there an analog of Euler's Two Squares factoring theorem over polynomial rings $\Bbb Z[x]$ by considering a version for non-negative polynomials? Euler's two squares factoring states that numbers ...
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Is any F-stable maximal torus contained in some F-stable Borel subgroup? [closed]

Denote by $\mathbb{F}_q$ the finite field with $q$ elements, and denote by $\bar{\mathbb{F}}_q$ its algebraic closure. Let $G$ be an affine algebraic group over $\bar{\mathbb{F}}_q$, and let $F$ be a ...
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Surjectivity of ring homomophism induced by Frobenius endomorphism

Denote by $F_q$ the finite field with $q$ elements, and denote by $\bar{F_q}$ its algebraic closure. Let $V$ be an affine $\bar{F_q}$-variety and $F$ be the Frobenius endomorphism corresponding to an ...
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Lower bound on class number of binary quadratic forms of discriminant of the form $n^2+4$

While searching for a use for the "sum invariant" of indefinite binary quadratic forms of discriminant $D = n^2 + 4$ (see https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/journals/JIS/VOL17/Smith/smith5.html), I believe I ...
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Looking for a copy of Algebraic Number Theory in honor of Iwasawa

I am looking for an electronic copy of this volume: Advanced studies in Pure Mathematics, Volume 17 Algebraic Number Theory - in honor of K. Iwasawa Edited by J. Coates, R. Greenberg, B. Mazur and I. ...
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Orthonormal bases of R^3 with components lying in the golden field

Greg Egan proved an interesting theorem about unit vectors in $\mathbb{R}^3$ whose components actually lie in the 'golden field' $\mathbb{Q}[\sqrt{5}]$. He found it in our studies of twin ...
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When can we write fundamental units explicitly

Given a number field $K$, the Dirichlet Unit Theorem tells us about the structure of the unit group $O_K^\times$. However, the proofs do not seems to give any way to explicitly write out a set of ...
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What are the current trends in class field theory?

Being far from an expert in the subject I was wondering if people can hint towards a modern exposition of the developments in the last 10 years ? Or if not then suggest some sub-subjects in CFT that ...
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Is the infimum of Salem numbers > 1?

BACKGROUND A Salem number is an algebraic integer $\theta$ such that all the Galois conjugates of $\theta$ are $\leq 1$ in absolute value, and at least one of them lies on the unit circle. Their ...
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What was the relative importance of FLT vs. higher reciprocity laws in Kummer's invention of algebraic number theory?

This question is inspired in part by this answer of Bill Dubuque, in which he remarks that the fairly common belief that Kummer was motivated by FLT to develop his theory of cyclotomic number fields ...
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Some general properties of arithmetic groups of simplest type

I'm working in the area of arithmetic Kleinian groups (as discrete groups of motions of hyperbolic 3-space). For the more general case of hyperbolic $n$-space, there is a particular class of ...
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Class field towers

It is known (Golod and Shafarevich) that the class field tower of a finite extension $K$ of $\mathbb{Q}$ may be infinite. But is it always finite for $K=\mathbb{Q}[\zeta]$ where $\zeta$ is a root of ...
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Surjectivity of trace map

Let $R$ be a closed integral domain with its fraction field $F$. Let $K$ be a finite separable extension field of $F$, and let $A$ be the integral closure of $R$ in $K$. It is well known that the ...
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Interactions between (set theory, model theory) and (algebraic geometry, algebraic number theory ,…)

Set theory and model theory have many applications outside of logic, in particular in algebra, topology, analysis, ... On the other hand model theory, in particular after Hrushovski, found many ...
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When complex conjugation lies in the center of a Galois group

Let $K \subseteq \mathbb{C}$ be a number field (I'm fixing an embedding), and assume $K/\mathbb{Q}$ is Galois with Galois group $G$. Let $\tau \in G$ denote complex conjugation. This question ...
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Algebraic Hecke characters with a given infinite part

I'm needing to find out if there exists an algebraic Hecke character for a number field F, $\phi: \mathbb{A}_F \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$, for a fixed infinite part $\phi_\infty$ and a fixed component ...
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Constructing Ramanujan graphs from elliptic curves

Is there an exposition which explains how to do this step-by-step? (I see stray references and allusions to such a thing being possible but can't locate anything concretely) Something to do with ...
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What are some interesting problems in the intersection of Algebraic Number Theory and Algebraic Topology?

I'm a beginning graduate student and while my background is primarily in algebraic number theory, I've found myself a bit smitten with the subject of algebraic topology recently after only having read ...