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### Hilbert Class Field Galois over Q?

So if we have a Galois extension $K/\mathbb{Q}$, then the Hilbert Class Field $H$ of $K$ is certainly Galois over $\mathbb{Q}$. But is the converse true? I know many examples of nongalois ...

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### necessity of divisibility critria for class number of a real quadratic field

Are all the conditions for divisibility of class number of a given real quadratic field by a given number sufficient only?
e.g. it is well known class number is divisible by 2 if the discriminant ...

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### Ring class fields of orders

The theory of ring class fields corresponding to orders in imaginary quadratic fields is introduced by, say, [1]. But I'm reading an article [2], in which ring class fields corresponding to orders in ...

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### sufficiency of the relative discriminant to be a square of an ideal for an unramified quadratic extension

Is it sufficient for a quadratic extension of a cubic number field to have a relative discriminant as a square of an ideal for being unramified extension (excluding primes dividing 2 for the sake of ...

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### divisor class group with modulus

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve over a field $k$ and $S \subset C$ a finite number of points. A modulus is simply a divisor supported on $S$. What is the divisor class group with modulus?
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### n-dimensional local fields

Recently, I hear the concept of $n$-dimensional local fields.
It is defined inductively as follows.
(1) a $0$-dimensional local field is a finite field.
(2) an $n$-dimensional local field is a ...

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### Unramified extension and class field theory

I am not sure this question is proper for this site, but there is no other places that I can get an answer. So if anyone can give an answer for this, it would be very helpful to me.
Let $F$ be a ...

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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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### Reference request: modern idelic formulation of class field theory for function fields

I am looking for a modern reference for idelic class field theory for function fields over finite fields including proofs.
For example, the book Algebraic Number Theory of Cassels-Frohlich does not ...

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### On class numbers $h(-d)$ and the diophantine equation $x^2+dy^2 = 2^{2+h(-d)}$

Given fundamental discriminant $d \equiv -1 \bmod 8$ such that the quadratic imaginary number field $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-d})$ has odd class number $h(-d)$. Is it true that one can always solve the ...

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### About principal ideal theorem in number fields

I usually consider a cyclic extension $K$ of degree an odd prime $p$ over the rational field $\mathbf{Q}$.
In this case, there is a well-known result that "every ambiguous class in the class group ...

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### Idelic Artin map

I want to study the idelic Artin map for the, say, 7th cyclotomic field explicitly. In other words I want to see how a particular idele can be constructed which gets sent to the identity element in ...

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### How does Tate cohomology fit into a derived categories framework?

I've read through one class field theory text after another, but there's something very non-intuitive for me about cohomology that makes it hard for me to understand why Tate cohomology was invented.
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### 2-class group of a quadratic imaginary extension

Let $p\equiv 5 [8]$ be a prime number, and consider $K=\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-p})$.
I would like to check that the $2$-Sylow subgroup of the class group $C_K$ has order $2$ (I'm pretty sure it's true).
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### Ray class field and ring class field

Let $K$ be quadratic number field and let $O$ be an order of $K$. A modulus $m$ of $K$ is a formal product $m_0\cdot m_\infty$ of finitely many finite primes $m_0$ and finitely many infinite real ...

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### Galois cohomology of the field of Laurent series

Let $k$ a separably closed field. Do we have that $k((t))$ is of cohomological dimension one?

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### Fields whose embeddings into the complex numbers are invariant under complex conjugation

Is there a general notion/description of fields $K$ such that the image of any embedding $K \hookrightarrow \mathbb{C}$ is invariant under complex conjugation, thus inducing an involution on $K$ which ...

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### the global m-th power reciprocity law and Quartic Reciprocity Law

I'm reading Cox "Primes of the form $x^2+ny^2$". And I read a chapter about the global m-th power reciprocity law. Now I'm not able to prove the quartic and cubic reciprocity laws. Where can i find ...

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### Numbers integrally represented by a ternary cubic form

Given integers $a,b,c,$ and cubic form
$$ f(a,b,c) = a^3 + b^3 + c^3 + a^2 b - a b^2 + 3 a^2 c - a c^2 + b^2 c - b c^2 - 4 a b c $$
$$ f(a,b,c) =
\det \left( \begin{array}{ccc}
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### Finite extensions of residue fields of Henselian DVRs

Let $K$ be an Henselian discrete valuation field such that its completion is separable over $K$. Let $F$ be its infinite residue field. Is it true that a finite extension of $F$ is a simple extension ...

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### How did Takagi prove Kronecker's Jugendtraum for Q(i)?

In Noah Snyder's historical undergraduate thesis on Artin L-Functions, it mentions that Takagi proved Kronecker's Jugendtraum in the case of Q(i) in his doctoral thesis. Since I don't know how to get ...

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### Characterizing primes that split completely vs. primes with a given splitting behavior

Given a finite abelian extension of number fields $L/K$, the prime ideals $\mathfrak{p}$ in $O_K$ split into primes $\mathfrak{P}$ in $O_L$. The number of primes $\mathfrak{p}$ splits into is ...

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### Reciprocity Map and Cycle Class Map

This might be a very naive question but here it goes. Let X be a smooth variety of dimension d over a p-adic field. We have the n part of the rerciprocity map:
$rec/n: SK_1(X)/n \to \pi^{ab}_1(X)/n$
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### Abelianized fundamental group of a curve over a finite field

Let $X$ be a smooth, projective, and geometrically connected curve over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ and fix a geometric point $\overline{x} : \text{Spec } \overline{\mathbb{F}_q} \to X$. Then there ...

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### Non-cyclotomic abelian extensions

Suppose $L|\mathbb{Q}$ is an abelian extension of number fields. Then, all the roots of unity are certainly contained in the maximal abelian extension $L^{ab}$ of $L$. Why is it obvious that if $L \ne ...

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### Abelian cubic extensions of Q[i],

Recently I was considering cubic extensions $K/Q$ that have discriminant negative of a perfect square. Classifying these curves reduces to solving a Diophatine equation of the form $4a^3+27b^2=c^2$ ...

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### Intersection of Hilbert class fields of imaginary quadratic fields

In this question Hilbert class field of Quadratic fields it is mentioned that if $d\equiv 1 \mod 4$ then the Hilbert class field of $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-d})$ contains $\mathbb{Q}(i,\sqrt{d})$.
Could ...

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### The Class Number One Problem for Real Quadratic Fields

An approach to the GauÃŸ class number one problem for imaginary quadratic fields is to determine the integral points on the modular curve $Y_{nonsplit}(n)$ for a suitable $n$. Here follows a quick ...

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### Elliptic Curves with CM and Class Field Theory

Let $K$ be an imaginary quadratic field with Hilbert class field $H$, and let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over $H$ with complex multiplication by the ring of integers $O_K$ of $K$. It is known ...

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### What numbers are integrally represented by $4 x^2 + 2 x y + 7 y^2 - z^3$

This is related to my first MO question and Kevin Buzzard's conjecture at
Integers not represented by $ 2 x^2 + x y + 3 y^2 + z^3 - z $
In December 2010 my question appeared in the M.A.A. Monthly, ...

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### What is the “ray” in ray class group?

I have never seen any algebraic number theory book discuss the origin of the term "ray class group." Does anyone know where the word "ray" comes from in this context? I always thought it might be a ...

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### How does one understand geometric CFT in terms of modularity?

I have recently asked a question in a similar vein:
What makes Geometric CFT easier than CFT?
but I'm afraid I wasn't quite ripe to ask it yet. I have since consulted with the following sources:
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### What makes Geometric CFT easier than CFT?

I've been reading:
math.stanford.edu/~conrad/249BPage/handouts/geomcft.pdf
in an attempt to shed some geometric light on class field theory. The last paragraph there reads:
In case the ground field ...

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### Can one prove complex multiplication without assuming CFT?

The Kronecker-Weber Theorem, stating that any abelian extension of $\mathbb Q$ is contained in a cyclotomic extension, is a fairly easy consequence of Artin reciprocity in class field theory (one just ...

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### Formal non-CM in local fields

An elliptic curve $E$ with complex multiplication by an imaginary quadratic field $F$ has $\ell$-adic Galois representations that essentially encode the class field theory of $F$ - in other words, the ...

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### Lubin-Tate vs cohomological approach to local CFT

Local class field theory ("local CFT") can be developed in various ways, among them is a cohomological approach and an explicit approach due to Lubin and Tate (both can be found in Milne's CFT notes ...

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### Generalization of Hilbert 94 and capitulation

Let $L/K$ be a finite, cyclic extension of number fields, say with $\mathrm{Gal}(L/K)=G$. In my context $G$ is actually of order $p$, an odd prime number, but let me state my question for every cyclic ...

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### Embedding number fields in fields with class number 1

(Apologies if this question isn't quite research-level: a colleague came across it while preparing a non-examinable bonus lecture on class field theory for an undergraduate algebraic number theory ...

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### What is the relation of the absolute Galois group and classical profinite groups?

Consider the absolute Galois group $G = \mathrm{Gal}(\overline{\mathbb{Q}}: \mathbb{Q})$ and $G_p = \mathrm{Gal}(\overline{\mathbb{Q}_p}: \mathbb{Q}_p)$.
Abelian class field theory gives us for the ...

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### class numbers of $\mathbf{Q}(2^{1/n})$

Calculating the class numbers of $\mathbf{Q}(2^{1/n})$ for small $n$ always yields $1$. Is it true for an infinite number of $n$s? Does applying Iwasawa theory to the false Tate curve tower ...

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### Parity of class number of pure cubic fields

A pure cubic field is an algebraic number field of the form $K = \mathbb{Q}(\theta)$ with $\theta^3 = m$, $m \neq \pm 1$.
What can be said about the parity (odd or even) of the class number of a pure ...

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### How do Brauer groups relate to zeta functions?

There are two approaches to class field theory that I was taught. The first, is the theory of $L$-functions, Dirichlet characters and so forth (which I described succintly in the question What are the ...

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### Primes of the form $x^2+ny^2$ and congruences.

The answer of following classical problem is surely known, but I can't find a reference
For which positive integer $n$ is the set $S_n$ of primes of the form $x^2+n y^2$ ($x$, $y$ integers) ...

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### What is the “reason” for modularity results?

The question is a little wishy-washy, but I take my cues from other popular questions that relate to the philosophy behind the mathematics as Why do Groups and Abelian Groups feel so different? .
I ...

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### Lower bound on the class group of the p-Hilbert class field of an imaginary quadr. field

Let K be an imaginary quadratic field, A(K) its p-class group, and H(K) its p-Hilbert class field. If rk(A(K))=2, a result due to Arrigoni tells us that p^3 divides the order of the class group of ...

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### A reference for geometric class field theory?

The classic reference of this topic is Serre's Algebraic Groups and Class Fields. However, many parts of this book use Weil's language, which I find quite hard to follow. Is there another reference ...

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### class groups of unramified cyclic p-extensions of imaginary quadratic fields

Let $K$ be an imaginary quadratic number field with $p$-Sylow-class group $A(K)$ and $L/K$ be an unramified cyclic extension of $K$ of degree $p$ ($p$ prime). Then I am looking for heuristics on
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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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### Class number parity in pure cubic number fields

Consider the family of pure cubic number fields
$K = {\mathbb Q}(\sqrt[3]{m})$ for $m = a^3 \pm 3$.
Proposition. If $4 \mid a$ and $m$ is cubefree, then the
class number of $K$ is even.
Proof. Let ...

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### number of galois extensions of local fields of fixed degree

Let $K$ be a local field (of characteristic 0) with (finite) residue field of characteristic $l$ and let $p$ be a prime.
Considering the cases, whether the $p$-th roots of unity are in $K$ and ...