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Witt-vector vectors

I've never really made my way in any detail through the Witt-vector construction. I did read all the articles that a quick Google and MSN search turned up, and none seemed to address it, but I could ...
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Power series which are $p$-adic modular forms for all $p$

Suppose that, for some integer $k$, a series $f(q) \in \mathbb Q \otimes \mathbb Z[[q]]$ has the property that for every prime $p$, $f(q)$ is the $q$-expansion of a $p$-adic modular form of weight $k$ ...
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$p$-Adic or arithmetic variants of Khovanskii's “low complexity $\Rightarrow$ tame topology” theory

This question is prompted by a remark I made in a comment to Is every polynomial a factor of a trinomial?, which was that Descartes's observation (cf. his rule of signs, etc.), that the number of real ...
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The operator $\left(q\frac{d}{dq}\right)^s$ and fractional derivatives of modular forms

Recall the notion of a "nearly holomorphic modular form" introduced by Shimura: A function $f : \mathfrak h \to \mathbb C$ is said to be nearly holomorphic of level $\Gamma_1(N)$, weight $k$ and ...
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Definition of p-adic modular forms

I have been reading Hida's book "p-Adic automorphism forms on Shimura varieties" and I don't understand a point. He first describes p-adic modular forms of tame level N as functions on the Igusa ...
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The p-adic valuation of a linear recurrence

Let $(u_n)_{n \geq 0}$ be an integer-valued linear recurrence of order $k \geq 1$. Precisely, $$u_n = a_1 u_{n-1} + \cdots + a_k u_{n - k} \quad \forall n \geq k ,$$ for some $a_1, \ldots, a_k \in \...
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Texts about Dwork's work

I want to ask about references to papers, that probably exist, which explain the articles of Bernard Dwork starting from "The rationality of the zeta function of an algebraic variety" to "On the ...
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When does the radius of convergence of the product of two $p$-adic power series increase?

Let $p$ be a prime number and denote by $R(f)$ the radius of convergence of a power series $f(x) \in \mathbb{C}_p[[x]]$, where $\mathbb{C}_p$ is the completion of the algebraic closure of $\mathbb{Q}...
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p-adic L-functions of modular forms: why the condition $v_p(\alpha)<k-1$?

Let $f$ be a modular form (cuspidal, new, eigenform) of weight $k$ and level $N$. Let $p$ be a prime number not dividing $N$. In order to construct a $p$-adic $L$-function $L_p(f, s)$ interpolating ...
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Is there any theorem like implicit function theorem in $\mathbb{Q}$ ?

My qeustion is that, is there any theorem like implicit function theorem in $\mathbb{Q}$ ? More precisely, let $p(\bar{x},\bar{y})$ be in $\mathbb{Z}[\bar{x},\bar{y}]$ such that in $\mathbb{Q}$, for ...
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Artin representations in Serre's book 'local fields'

Let $K$ be a complete local field with discrete valuation, and let $L/K$ be a finite Galois extension. Use $G=Gal(L/K)$ to denote the Galois group. In Serre's book 'local fields', chapter 6, a ...
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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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$p$-adic uniformisation of abelian varieties

In the paper $p$-adic L-functions and $p$-adic periods of modular forms of Greenberg and Stevens $\S3$ page $420$ they make the following statement: Let $A$ over $\mathbf{Q}_p$ be an abelian variety ...
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computing spaces of $p$-adic modular forms

Let $p$ be a prime, and $\alpha$ a positive integer. How do you compute the space of $p$-ordinary $p$-adic modular forms (in the sense of Serre) of weight 2 on $\Gamma_0(p^\alpha)$? I'm really only ...
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Automorphisms of $\mathbb C_p$

I am looking for a non-trivial automorphism $\sigma$ of $\mathbb C_p$ such that $\sigma(\mathbb Q_p)\subset\mathbb Q_p$. If $\mathbb C_p$ were spherically complete, then by Hahn-Banach theorem, that ...
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differences between character distributions of supercuspidal representations and others

Let $G$ be a $p$-adic linear reductive group. For an irreducible admissible smooth representation $\pi$ of $G$, there is a distribution $\Theta(\pi)$, called the character distribution, attached to $\...
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Equivalent definitions of the Hasse invariant

As probably many others before me, I got stuck in verifying all the nice properties of the Hasse invariant. Let me start by recalling one definition: Let $E\to S$ be an elliptic curve in ...
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Trivial p-adic measures

I am looking at p-adic distributions, and in this case p-adic measures. To say that $\mu$ is a distribution means that the arguments of $\mu$ are compact open subsets of $\mathbb{Z}_p$, $\mu$ is ...
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differential structures on unit-root Frobenius modules.

Let $\mathcal{E}$ be the ring of series $f(T)=\sum_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} a_nT^n, \; a_n \in \mathbb{Q}_p$ such that the $\{a_n\}$ are bounded and $a_{-n}\rightarrow 0$ as $n \rightarrow +\infty$. This is ...
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“frequency” of fields for which the p-adic regulator vanishes (mod p)

There is a very nice question which arises in the study of the Discrete Logarithm Problem which I wish to present here. The question, in a general setting, is to specify an empirical expression for ...
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Can one determining the p-adic lattice just from the values of the quadratic form on a p-group?

Given a finite $p$-group $A$, with a non-degenerate quadratic form $q:A\rightarrow \mathbb Q/2\mathbb Z$ (that is a map satisfying $q(na)=n^2q(a)$ for all $n\in \mathbb Z,a\in A$), an important result ...
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Control theory for Kitagawa's $\Lambda$-adic modular symbols

Let $p$ be a prime, $\Gamma=1+p\mathbb Z_p$ and $\Lambda=\mathbb Z_p[[\Gamma]]$ the Iwasawa algebra. Let $\kappa\colon\Gamma\rightarrow\mathbb Z_p^\times$ be the inclusion. For a character $\...
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p-adic etale cohomology

Let $X$ be a smooth projective scheme over $\mathbb{Z}_p$, with special fiber $X_s$ over $\mathbb{F}_p$, generic fiber $X_{\eta}$ over $\mathbb{Q}_p$, and geometric generic fiber $\bar{X_{\eta}}$ over ...
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p-adic dual spaces [closed]

I am trying to determine some properties of Lipschitz distributions. To do so, I need to know the dual space for $l^\infty$. The sequences tending to zero are certainly in the dual space to $l^\...
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null infinite product in the p-adic setting

Let $p$ be a prime, $\mathbb C_p$ be the completion of a algebraic closure of $\mathbb Q_p$ and $(u_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ be a sequence of $\mathbb C_p$ converging towards $0$. Suppose that for all $n\...
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Why is every l-adic Galois representation conjugate to one over the l-adic integers? [closed]

Why is every l-adic Galois representation $$G_{\mathbb{Q}_p}\rightarrow GL_n(\mathbb{Q}_{l})$$ conjugate to one over the l-adic integers? $$G_{\mathbb{Q}_p}\rightarrow GL_n(\mathbb{Z}_{l})$$
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unramified base change in characteristic p > 0?

Hi, Suppose that $E/F$ is a unramified extension of local fields of characteristic zero. Let $G = GL_n$. Then it is well-known (due to Clozel?) that base change of tempered representations from $G(F)$...
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Kitagawa's p-adic modular symbols for different weights: a confusing observation

References are to K. Kitagawa, "On standard $p$-adic $L$-functions of families of elliptic cusp forms", Contemp. Math. 165, 1994. Let $\mathcal O$ be the ring of integers in a finite extension of $\...
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Dimensions of fibers of analytic map

I must admit that I know nothing about p-adic geometry, so the following question may be completely trivial. Let $V\subset K^n$ be an affine algebraic variety. Let $D$ be a polydisk, and $F$ be an ...
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p-adic Lie theory

It is well known that exponential map in $C^{n\times n}$ will cover all non-sigular matrix $GL(n,C)$, which is a basic fact in Lie group and lie algebra theory, whether it is true for p-adic cases. ...
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Twisted Padé approximants

Let $f$ be a continuous function defined on $\mathbb Z_p$. By Mahler theorem, there exists a sequence $(\gamma_k)_{k\in\mathbb N}$ of $\mathbb Z_p$ such that for every $z\in\mathbb Z_p$ $$f(z)=\sum_{k\...
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How is the p-adic norm calculated when using universal witt vectors?

How is the p-adic norm calculated when using UNIVERSAL WITT VECTORS? Is the p-adic norm calculated in the familiar way, in the sense that we look to the last digit to the right, and the prime number ...
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Name of some commutative ring akin to $p$-adics

I need help in identifying the naming convention of some commutative ring described below. Let $p$ be a prime, let $k$ be a positive integer, and let $$\textbf{e} = (e_0,\ldots,e_{k-1})$$ be a list ...
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Let $u \in \mathbb{Z}^{\times}_{p}$ a unit, is it true that the field $\mathbb{Q}_{p}(\zeta_{p^{n}}, \sqrt[p^{n}]{u})$ is abelian over $\mathbb{Q}_{p}$?

Let $u \in \mathbb{Z}^{\times}_{p}$ a unit, is it true that the field $\mathbb{Q}_{p}(\zeta_{p^{n}}, \sqrt[p^{n}]{u})$ ` is abelian over $\mathbb{Q}_{p}$?