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Derivative of Class number of real quadratic fields

Let $\Delta$ be a fundamental quadratic discriminant, set $N = |\Delta|$, and define the Fekete polynomials $$ F_N(X) = \sum_{a=1}^N \Big(\frac{\Delta}a\Big) X^a. $$ Define $$ f_N(X) = ...
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On certain representations of algebraic numbers in terms of trigonometric functions

Let's say that a real number has a simple trigonometric representation, if it can be represented as a product of zero or more rational powers of positive integers and zero or more (positive or ...
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Orders in number fields

Let $K$ be a degree $n$ extension of ${\mathbb Q}$ with ring of integers $R$. An order in $K$ is a subring with identity of $R$ which is a ${\mathbb Z}$-module of rank $n$. Question: Let $p$ be an ...
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Most “natural” proof of the existence of Hilbert class fields

Assume that you have proved the two inequalities of class field theory, and that you want to show that the Hilbert class field, i.e., the maximal unramified abelian extension, of a number field $K$ ...
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Can there be arbitrarily many cubic fields unramified outside $\{p,\infty\}$?

Observe, trivially, that since quadratic fields correspond to rational integers modulo squares (viz. discriminants), there are (roughly about, but certainly at most) $2^{|S|+1}$ quadratic fields ...
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Special values of Artin L-functions

This question might be naive and might carry the heuristic that we are living in the best possible world a little too far. If so, I appreciate being told so. Background: Stark's conjecture interprets ...
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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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Points of bounded height in a number field

Let $K$ be a number field of absolute degree $d$, let $B$ be a positive real number, and write $S(K, B) = \{x \in K : H(x) \leq B\}$. Here $H$ is the absolute multiplicative height of an algebraic ...
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Evaluating products of cyclotomic polynomials at roots of unity

Are there general non-trivial conditions on $p(\cdot)$ and $n$, where $p(\cdot)$ is a product of cyclotomic polynomials and $n$ is a positive integer, such that all the coefficients of $p(\cdot)$ are ...
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Class groups in dihedral extensions - some sort of Spiegelungssatz?

Let $p$ be an odd prime and let $F/\mathbb{Q}$ be a Galois extension with Galois group $D_{2p}$, let $K$ be the intermediate quadratic extension of $\mathbb{Q}$, and $L$ an intermediate degree $p$ ...
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Computation of relative class groups

In the explicit construction of Hilbert $p$-class fields of a number field $K$ it is not so much the class group of $K$ or that of $L = K(\zeta_p)$ that is needed but the relative class group of the ...
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How small parallelograms are we guaranteed to get, when we select the two sides from different plane lattices?

Title question description: Select two lattices $\Lambda_1$ and $\Lambda_2$ (here a lattice=additive free abelian group without accumulation points) of maximal rank two in the real plane. We normalize ...
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Effective lower bound for class numbers of cyclotomic fields

Let $K=\mathbb{Q}(\mu_p)$ with class number $h=h^+h^-$, where as usual $h^+$ is the class number of the maximal real subfield of $K$. My question is whether there is an effective lower bound for $h$ ...
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Dissecting trapezoids into triangles of equal area

[Lightly edited for copy and proper formatting of mathematics. -- Pete L. Clark] The Background: Let $T$ be a trapezoid. Sherman Stein, using valuation theory, showed that if $T$ is dissectible into ...
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What is known about the reverse mathematics of algebraic number fields?

I know work on the reverse mathematics of countable algebraic field extensions including Galois theory, notably including Dorais, Hirst, and Shafer http://arxiv.org/pdf/1209.4944v2.pdf. But algebraic ...
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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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Does Hasse-Minkowski help to produce nontrivial rational solutions?

Consider a quadratic form over $\mathbb{Q}$, say, a diagonal one in three variables $$ F(X, Y,Z) = a · X^2 + b · Y^2 − c · Z^2 $$ with positive integers $a,b,c$. Then $F(X,Y,Z)=0$ has a non-trivial ...
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Is the equidissection spectrum closed under addition?

If a polygon can be cut into $m$ as well as into $n$ triangular pieces of equal area, can it also be cut into $m+n$ triangles of equal area? (I'm editing after realizing that my conjecture that a ...
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Do the Adeles Split?

I asked this question about a week ago here http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/288955/splitting-the-exact-sequence-of-the-idele-class-group, but got no answer so I thought I'd aske here and see ...
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Differences in tree picture of ${\bf Q}_p$, $\overline{{\bf Q}_p}$, ${\bf C}_p$, $\Omega_p$

I was discussing the tree picture of ${\bf Z}_p$ and ${\bf Q}_p$ and mentioned that the idea can be extended to ${\bf C}_p$, with the caveat that the tree is no longer locally finite (as the value ...
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Tameness criterion in the reducible case

Dear MO, This is a follow up to a previous question here in MO, but I will make this question self-contained for convenience. Those already familiar with the following paper [G] by Gross can safely ...
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Automorphisms of local fields

It is an amusing coincidence (at least it appears to be a coincidence to me) that any completion of the field $\mathbb{Q}$ has trivial automorphism group as an abstract field, i.e. when ignoring the ...
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The character of a separable degree-$p$ extension of a local field of residual characteristic $p$ ?

Let $p$ be a prime number and $F$ a finite extension of ${\mathbf Q}_p$ or of ${\mathbf F}_p((t))$. I'm going to define a natural map from the set ${\mathcal S}_p(F)$ of degree-$p$ separable ...
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ideal classes in quadratic number fields

Let $m$ be a squarefree odd integer that can be written as a sum of two squares, and let $K = {\mathbb Q}(\sqrt{m}\,)$ be a real quadratic number field with fundamental unit $\varepsilon$. Let $m = ...
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$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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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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Degenerate linear recurrence sequences

Let $(u_n)_{n \geq 0}$ be a linear recurrence given by $$u_n = a_1 u_{n-1} + \cdots + a_k u_{n-k} \quad \forall n \geq k ,$$ where $u_0, \ldots, u_{k-1}, a_1, \ldots, a_k \in \mathbb{Z}$. We recall ...
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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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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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Constructing a polyhedron of maximal possible volume from given bounds on areas of its faces

Consider $n$ variables $a_1,...,a_n$ ranging over $\mathbb{R}^+$. Suppose we are given $n$ pairs of positive rational numbers $(p_1,q_1),...,(p_n,q_n)$ where each pair imposes bounds on the ...
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Salem and Perron polynomials

If $P(t)\in \mathbb{Z}[t]$ is a polynomial, let $d$ be its degree and let $P_{*}(t)$ denote its reciprocal polynomial, i.e. $P_{*}(t) := t^d\, P(1/t)$. Let $Q_n(t) \in \mathbb{Z}[t]$ be a polynomial ...
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How to construct Weil numbers in a given CM quartic field?

Let $L$ be a CM field of degree $4$ over the rationals, and let $p$ be a prime number. If $q$ is a power of $p$, I would like to know if it is possible to characterize (in some way) all Weil ${\bf ...
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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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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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For which rational values of $c$ and $d$ are the numbers $\sin{(\pi\cdot c)}$, $\sin{(\pi\cdot d)}$ and $1$ linearly dependent over $\mathbb{Q}$?

A year ago, I posted this problem on [MSE]. After a number of edits, I have arrived at the following more general problem (suggested by Hjalmar Rosengren; see the comments below). For which ...
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Generating congruence subgroups of SL_n over totally imaginary number rings

Fix some $n \geq 3$. Let $k$ be an algebraic number field with ring of integers $\mathcal{O}$ and let $\alpha$ be an ideal of $\mathcal{O}$. Define $\text{SL}_n(\mathcal{O},\alpha)$ to be the ...
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On Langlands Pairing and transfer factors

In the paper "On the definition of transfer factors" Langlands and Shelstad define a certain number of factors $\Delta_{I}$, $\Delta_{II}$,$\Delta_{III,1}$,$\Delta_{III,2}$, which are roots of unity. ...
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Reference for the Odd Dihedral Case of Artin's conjecture

The example that Matt Emerton cited here: prompted me to become interested in how one proves that odd two dimensional dihedral Galois representation are modular. This is the first case of the strong ...
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Can a product of conjugates be a Pisot number again?

Let $p(X) \in \mathbb{Z}[X]$ be an irreducible polynomial, and let $\alpha_1 \dots, \alpha_n$ be its roots in $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose that $\alpha_1$ is a Pisot number (that is, $\alpha_1 \in ...
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Expressing every algebraic number using roots of trinomials?

This question is a continuation of Is every polynomial a factor of a trinomial? We say that $T(X) \in \mathbb{Q}[X]$ is a trinomial if there exist $A,B,C \in \mathbb{Q}$ such that $T(X) = AX^n + BX^m ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Continuity of the Hilbert pairing

I would like to know if the Kummer pairing (or the analogue of the Hilbert Symbol) for a one dimensional group defined over the ring of integers of a higher-dimensional local field is continuous (with ...
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maximal abelian extension of quadratic extension of $\mathbb Q_p$

I read this article "Local class field theory via Lubin-Tate theory" http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0606108v2.pdf. And I want to find the maximal abelian extensions for quadratic extensions of $\mathbb ...
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When is a Number Ring generated by its Norm-1 elements?

In exercise 1.2.11. of Bump's Automorphic Forms and Representations book, he deals with real quadratic fields $K$ in which $\mathcal{O}_K$ is generated (as a ring) by its norm-1 units. In this case ...
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What else does the Tate-Nakayama lemma tell us about class field theory?

Doing class field theory from the point of view of class formations, it is my understanding that to get the artin reciprocity map, one does this by inverting an isomorphism which is given by the ...
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Do infinite and ramified local factors of the Dedekind zeta function of a tame number field characterize its local root numbers?

Let say you have two number fields, that are tamely ramified, and suppose that the $p$-part of their Dedekind zeta functions coincide for all prime $p$ which is ramified in either field. Suppose ...