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Particularly, in his assumption at the top of page 287, he says that "From now on, assume that our map $\pi_\mathfrak{p}$ surjects onto $\text{PU}_2(\zeta,\mathcal{O}_K/\mathfrak{p})\cong \text{PSL}_2(\mathbb{F}_q)$, that $q$ is odd, and that $(6,k) = 1$, where $k = \sharp\langle -\zeta\rangle$."

I'm guessing that from the previous page, he's assuming the conditions in proposition 2 (from the previous page) to be true, so that $\pi_\mathfrak{p}$ surjects onto $\text{PU}_2(\zeta,\mathcal{O}_K/\mathfrak{p}) = \text{PSU}_2(\mathcal{O}_K/\mathfrak{p})$, and that he's claiming that the latter group is isomorphic to $\text{PSL}_2(\mathbb{F}_q)$.

Is this generally true?

Also, on page 284, where he gives the matrix $H$ for the hermitian form, he claims that $H\in GL_{n-1}(\mathbb{Z}[t,t^{-1}])$, but the matrix he gives obviously does not lie in that group.

Where might I find a good book on unitary matrices over finite fields?

thanks,

• will
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# When is PSU(2,q^2) = PSL(2,q) ?

Particularly, in his assumption at the top of page 287, he says that "From now on, assume that our map $\pi_\mathfrak{p}$ surjects onto $\text{PU}_2(\zeta,\mathcal{O}_K/\mathfrak{p})\cong \text{PSL}_2(\mathbb{F}_q)$, that $q$ is odd, and that $(6,k) = 1$, where $k = \sharp\langle -\zeta\rangle$."

I'm guessing that from the previous page, he's assuming the conditions in proposition 2 to be true, so that $\pi_\mathfrak{p}$ surjects onto $\text{PU}_2(\zeta,\mathcal{O}_K/\mathfrak{p}) = \text{PSU}_2(\mathcal{O}_K/\mathfrak{p})$, and that he's claiming that the latter group is isomorphic to $\text{PSL}_2(\mathbb{F}_q)$.

Is this generally true?

Where might I find a good book on unitary matrices over finite fields?

thanks,

• will