# Questions tagged [class-field-theory]

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### A three-line proof of global class field theory?

There is an idea (I think originally due to Tate) that class field theory is fundamentally a consequence of Pontrjagin duality and Hilbert Theorem 90. I'm curious whether this can phrased using modern ...

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### Class field theory and the class group

Let $k$ be a finite abelian extension of $\mathbb{Q}$. Class field theory states that $k$ corresponds to some open subgroup of finite index $U_k \subset \mathbb{A}_{\mathbb{Q}}^*/ \mathbb{Q}^*$ where $...

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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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### 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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### comparison of completion and Henselization in class field theory

Given a ring $R$ with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$, we can form the localization $R_\mathfrak{m}$, the completion $\hat{R}_\mathfrak{m}$ or the Henselization $\hat{R}^h_\mathfrak{m}$ of $R$ with ...

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### Positive binary quadratic form plus univariate monic cubic (giving Hilbert class field)

We have the Lucas numbers, $$ L_1 = 1, \; L_2 = 3, \; L_3 =4, \; L_4 = 7, L_5 = 11, \; L_{n+2} = L_{n+1}+ L_n \; . $$
Question: is it the case that
$$ f(x,y,z) = 4 x^2 + 3 x y + 9 y^2 + z^3 + 3 z $$...

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### sequences in non-abelian group cohomology

In general, if we have a (pro-)finite group $G$ and a sequence of (continuous) non-abelian $G$-modules $$1\rightarrow A\rightarrow B\rightarrow C\rightarrow 0,$$ such that the image of $A$ lies in the ...

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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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### On the relation of special values of motivic L functions and partial zetas

Let $K$ be a number field, $L$ a finite abelian extension and $\chi \in \widehat{Gal(L/K)}$ a (non-trivial) character. If we multiply out the associated Artin L-function $L(\chi,s)$ we can write this ...

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### Cubic fields correspond to $3$-torsion ideals in quadratic fields, or to order $3$ characters of quadratic class groups?

I was watching Dick Gross's laudation for Manjul Bhargava, followed up by one of Bhargava's talks, and I realized I was confused about something.
Bhargava says (around 21 minutes) that the orbits of ...

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### Easy cases of Herbrand's theorem

$\def\QQ{\mathbb{Q}}\def\ZZ{\mathbb{Z}}$ I recall Herbrand's theorem about class groups of cyclotomic fields: Let $p$ be an odd prime, let $\zeta$ be a primitive $p$-th root of $1$ and let $K = \QQ(\...

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### What are the possible bad reductions for an abelian variety of dimension $g$ and a maximal endomorphism ring?

Perhaps the most basic fact about abelian varieties with CM is they have an everywhere potential good reduction (Serre-Tate). On the face of it it might appear that there isn't much more to be added ...

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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:
http:/...

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### Relationship between the conductor of an order and the conductor of a number field extension

What is the relationship between the conductor $\mathfrak{f}_{\mathcal{o}}$ of an order $\mathcal{o}\subset \mathcal{O}_K$ and the conductor $\mathfrak{f}_{L/K}$ of a field extension in the classical ...

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### How many ways are there to teach class field theory?

I will soon have to teach class field theory (I do not know whether it will be local or global yet:)) to postgraduate students. I wonder, which approaches to this subject(s) exist now.
I definitely ...

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### Tables of class numbers of cyclotomic fields

Does anyone have a table of the class numbers ($h_n$) of cyclotomic fields (upto say, n = 250-300 for $\mathbb Q(\mu_n)$)?
I can find tables for the relative class number ($h_n^-$) in various places ...

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### A formal group scheme in explicit local class field theory

Let $K$ be a nonarchimedean local field with residue field $k$ of characteristic $q = p^N$, and pick a uniformizer $\pi\in \mathscr{O}_K$. Recall that explicit local class field theory, à la Lubin--...

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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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### Explicit $H^2(K, \mu) = Q/Z$?

In the development of local class field theory, a very fundamental theorem is that, for every local field $K$ of characteristic zero,
$H^2(K, \mu) \cong \mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}$. $(*)$
Neukirch et al. ...

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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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### Does the fundamental group identify group structure on subvarieties of products of curves?

Let $C_1,\dots, C_n$ be smooth curves over $\overline{\mathbb F}_p$, not necessarily proper. Let $X$ be a subvariety of $C_1 \times \dots \times C_n$. I'm interested in the natural map:
$$ \pi_1^{ab}(...

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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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### $p >2$ is a prime, any facts about congruence relation between the class number of $Q(\sqrt p)$ and $Q(\sqrt-p)$?

Let $p$ be an odd prime. This is a question about the class number of $Q(\sqrt p)$ and $Q(\sqrt-p)$,which we denote by $h(p)$ and $h(-p)$ respectively. While doing my research on number theory I came ...

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### What are the fastest ways to calculate class number of number fields?

Given a number field $K$, which approaches help us to calculate the class number $h(K)$ of $K$?
I am aware that the question is broad but any argument would be helpful.
Some basic approaches I know:...

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### Iwasawa theory, $\mathbb{Z}_p^{2}$-extension, Greenberg module

Take $H\subset \bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ be a quartic imaginary number field such that $\operatorname{Gal}(H/\mathbb{Q})=\mathbb{Z}_2 \times \mathbb{Z}_2$. Denote by $F$ the quadratic real subfield of $H$ and ...

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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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### The Tate-Nakayama theorem and inflation

Let $K$ be a nonarchimedean local field,
and $L/K$ be a finite Galois extension with Galois group $G={\rm Gal}(L/K)$ of order $n=[L:K]$.
By local class field theory, there is a canonical isomorphism
$$...

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### On a theorem of Dwork and totally ramified extensions

Suppose that $K \subset L$ is a totally abelian ramified extension of local fields. Let $\pi_L$ be a prime element of $L^*.$ $F \in Gal(\tilde{L}/L)$ is the Frobenius, where $\tilde{L}$ is the maximal ...

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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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### 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 Q_p,...

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### Analogue of a ring extension splitting in the Kummer case

Background (the Kummer extension case)
Let $R$ be a complete regular local ring (it follws that it's a UFD) with a prime integer $p$ contained in the maximal ideal of $R$ (I'm mostly interested in $R=...

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### Euler Systems and Coleman’s Conjecture

I’m trying to work on Coleman’s conjecture for abelian extensions of imaginary quadratic fields. I’ve read most papers by Seo regarding circular distributions. However, I’m a still confused about what ...

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### Are there "elementary" proofs of the openness of norm subgroups and of the norm limitation theorem?

Let $K$ be a local field and $L/K$ be a finite extension. Let $L^{ab}$ be the maximal abelian subextension of $K$ in $L$. Write $N_L$ (resp. $N_{L^{ab}}$) for the image of the norm map from $L$ (resp. ...

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### Reference request: ramified and local geometric class field theory

There are lots of references on global unramified geometric class field theory (following Deligne's $\ell$-adic sheaves approach). There are also some notes talking about how to extend Deligne's ...

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### Class fields without class field theory

Is there an English reference for the analytic construction of the Hilbert class field of an imaginary quadratic field without using class field theory? I am in particular interested in a proof of the ...

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### non $p$ part of the class group and analogous results

Washington had proven in 1978 that for $q$ a prime ($q \neq p$), if $q^{e_n}$ exactly divides the class number of $\mathbb{Q}_n$, ie the $n$-th layer in the cyclotomic $\mathbb{Z}_p$ extension, then $...

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### Restricted Iwasawa theory

Let $p$ be a prime number, let $K$ be a number field, and let $L$ be a Galois extension of $K$ such that the Galois group $\Gamma$ of $L$ over $K$ is (continuously) isomorphic to the (additive) group $...

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### Polynomial equations in many variables have solutions (Lang 1952 paper)

I am trying to understand the proof of the following result:
Suppose $F$ is a function field in $k$ variables over an algebraically closed field. Let $f_1,...,f_r \in F[x_1,...,x_n]$ be ...

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### Real field of definition of an abelian variety of CM-type?

Question 0. Can a field of definitions (without automorphisms) of an (almost arbitrary) abelian variety of CM-type, originally defined over ${\mathbb{C}}$,
be chosen to be a totally real number ...

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### extending $p$-adic character of the local intertia to the absolute Galois group

Suppose I have a number field $F$, and a finite place $v$ of $F$. Let $E$ be finite extension of $F_v$. I start with a continuous morphism
$$
\chi \colon O_{F_v}^\times \to E^\times.
$$
where $O_{F_v}$...

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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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### 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 description/calculation of norm group of ideles of characteristic $p$ global field

I posted the same question earlier in stack exchange,
(https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1130391/algebraic-proof-of-2nd-inequality-of-global-class-field)
thinking it is most definitely not a ...

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### Diophantine equations over cyclotomic fields

Let $\mathbb{Q}^{\text{ab}}$ be the compositum of all finite abelian extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$. Explicitly, $\mathbb{Q}^{\text{ab}}$ is the field obtained from $\mathbb{Q}$ by adjoining all roots of ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Explicit invariant map in local class field theory

Let $K$ be a $p$-adic field with algebraic closure $\overline{K}$. Then if $K^\text{nr}$ is the maximal unramified extension of $K$ in $\overline{K}$, there is an explicit invariant map:
$$
H^2(\...

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### Reference request for Kummer-Artin-Schreier-Witt theory

I cannot find the following 4 papers by Sekiguchi–Suwa in their works on Kummer–Artin–Schreier–Witt theory:
On the unified Kummer–Artin–Schreier–Witt theory, Prépublications du laboratoire de ...

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### Simplification of links between idele class group and étale cohomology

I posted this question over on stack exchange and was told it would work better here.
For interest I have been looking at links between class field theory and étale cohomology. Let $k$ be a global ...