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Class group and factorizations

There is a common characterization of the class group ${\rm Cl}(R)$ as a kind of measure of how badly factorization fails to be unique. The most obvious justification for this sentiment is that the ...
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Which number fields can appear as subfields of a finite-dimensional division algebra over Q with center Q?

I have some idle questions about what's known about finite-dimensional division algebras over $\mathbb{Q}$ (thought of as "noncommutative number fields"). To keep the discussion focused, let's ...
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Homogeneous forms of degree $n$ in $n$ indeterminates over $\mathbb{Z}$: which ones come from the norm of a number field?

Is there a characterization of the homogeneous forms of degree $n$ in $n$ indeterminates over $\mathbb{Z}$ which occur as the norm of some algebraic number ring with a suitable $\mathbb{Z}$-basis? ...
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What are some strong PhD programs in (algebraic) number theory?

I am currently applying for PhD programs in the US. My main interests are number theory and algebra. More specifically, I am interested in algebraic number theory (number fields, Galois groups, ...
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CFT via Brauer groups vs via ideles

I am interested in the relationship between the following two versions of CFT: Version 1: (Brauer Group Version) Let $K$ be a number field. One constructs, for every finite place $v$ of $K$, a map ...
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A proof of a theorem on the different in algebraic number fields

Theorem Let $K ⊂ L ⊂ E$ be a tower of algebraic number fields. Suppose that $E/K$ is a Galois extension. Let $B$ and $C$ be the rings of algebraic integers in $L$ and $E$ respectively. Let $G$ be the ...
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extension of Euler's totient function to number fields

It is well known that the Euler totient function $\varphi$ satisfies the formula $n = \sum_{d | n}\varphi(d)$. This follows for example from the fact that $\mathbb Z / n \mathbb Z$ can be written (as ...
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$f'/f\in\mathbb{Z}[[x]]$ for polynomials vs. formal power series $f$

I am curious about the following problem from MIT's Problem Solving Seminar (#26 here, though the link may stop working after a few weeks): Let $f(x) = a_0+a_1x+\cdots\in\mathbb{Z}[[x]]$ be a ...
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Geometric intuition behind the Hasse principle

Let $f(X,Y) \in \mathbb{Q}[X,Y]$ be a quadratic polynomial. The Hasse-Minkowski theorem says that $f(X,Y) = 0$ has a solution $(x,y) \in \mathbb{Q}^2$ iff it has a solution in $\mathbb{R}^2$ and ...
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Ex. $2.30$ in Silverman Adv. Topics

I would like to refer you to Exercise $2.30(c)$ in Silverman's Advanced Topics in Elliptic Curves. Question: Let $E/L$ be an EC with CM by $K$. Assume that $K\nsubseteq L$, and let $L'=LK$ and let ...
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Numbers represented by a cubic form

EDIT, April 11, 2013: See answer at http://mathoverflow.net/questions/127160/numbers-integrally-represented-by-a-ternary-cubic-form/127295#127295 This is part 2 ( of 25 discriminants of class number ...
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notation for ramification index and inertial degree

For a prime $Q$ lying over a prime $P$, I have seen the ramification index of $Q$ over $P$ denoted by $e(Q|P)$ and the inertial degree of $Q$ over $P$ by $f(Q|P)$. What is the origin of the ...
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Is the splitting field unramified over a prime $\mathfrak{p}$ if the discriminant of the polynomial is coprime to $\mathfrak{p}$?

Is the following statement true? Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring with quotient field $K$ and valuation $\nu$. Suppose that $f(x)\in K[x]$ is an irreducible separable polynomial with ...
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closure of units of number fields in the finite idele topology

Let $K$ be a number field. Denote by $\mathcal O _K^\times$ its rings of units and by $\mathcal O _{K,+} ^\times$ its ring of totally positive units. Further let us denote by $\mathbb A ...
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$\mathbb{Q}(i)$ has no unramified extensions

It is a classical result that every extension of $\mathbb{Q}$ is ramified. Put differently: there are no unramified extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$. The classical proof follows from the following two ...
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Adelic/Idelic method for number fields

I'm searching for a place where is developed all the machinery of adeles and ideles of a number field; the functional equation for the zeta functions is gained by idelic integration, and it's seen the ...
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Generalization of a result on finite Galois extensions to infinite case.

It is well known that if $L/K$ is a finite abelian extension, $\frak p$ a prime of $K$ and $\frak P$ a prime of $L$ above $\frak p,$ then $L^I /K$ is the maximal subextension of $L/K$ in which ...
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Coefficients in expansion of $(\sqrt[3]{2} - 1)^m$

In trying to solve $a^3 - 2b^3 = 1$ over the integers I came across the need to answer the question: when does $(1+ \sqrt[3]{2} + \sqrt[3]{2}^2)^n$ have no $\sqrt[3]{2}^2$ term in it's expansion (in ...
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A conjecture about Lucas series

Let $L_n$ be the Lucas series: $L_0=2,L_1=1,L_n=L_{n-1}+L_{n-2}(n>1).$ $p$ is a prime number and $p\equiv3,7\pmod {20}$, hence $\exists x,y\in \mathbb Z:2p=x^2+5y^2.$ Is it true that ...
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Generalization of Kummer isomorphism?

Let $p$ be a prime number and denote by $\mathbb{F}_p(1)$ the one dimensional vector space over $\mathbb{F}_p$ endowed with an action of $G:=Gal(\bar{\mathbb{Q}}_p / \mathbb{Q}_p)$ via the mod $p$ ...
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Splitting of a polynomial modulo primes of a ring of integers

I'm trying to finish an exercise from Daniel Marcus's "Number Fields" book: #30(e) in chapter 3, page 91. Here's the problem: say $\mathcal{O}_K$ is the ring of integers of a number field $K$ and let ...
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The generalized Euler's function in number field for ideal $\mathfrak{a}$

Is there any results about the Euler's totient function for ideals? More precisely, for any number field $k,$ if we define $\phi(\mathfrak{a})$ as the number of residue classes ...
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Hecke characters and Unitary groups

Let $M/F$ be a quadratic extension of number fields, with Galois group $G=\{1,\tau\}$. Consider the following unitary group $$U_1(R)=\{z\in (R\otimes_FM)^\times :zz^\tau=1\},$$ where $R$ is an ...
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When exactly is the splitting of a prime given by the factorization of a polynomial?

Let $L/K$ be an extension of number fields with $L=K(\alpha)$, where $\alpha\in \mathcal{O}_L$. Let $f\in \mathcal{O}_K[x]$ be the minimal polynomial of $\alpha$ over $K$. Let ...
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Classes of groups known to be realizable (IGP)

A finite group $G$ of order $n$ is said to be realizable (over $\mathbb{Q}$) if there exists a Galois extension $L/\mathbb{Q}$ such that $\mathrm{Gal}(L/\mathbb{Q})=G$. I'm curious what classes of ...
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Ramanujan-Nagell Theorem Proof Question

I'm currently working through Stewart and Tall's Algebraic Number Theory. In particular, section 4.9 of this book provides a proof of the Ramanujan-Nagell Theorem, which states that the only integer ...
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Connection between ramification in number fields and Clifford theory

Consider algebraic number fields $\mathbb{Q} \subseteq K \subseteq L$ with rings of integers $\mathbb{Z}\subseteq \mathcal{O}_K \subseteq \mathcal{O}_L$. If $0 \neq \mathfrak{p} \trianglelefteq ...
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Question about a proof on p70 in Cassels' Local Fields

I'm trying to read the proof of COROLLARY. The only solutions of $x^2+7=2^m$ ($x,m \in \mathbb{Z}$) (6.15) have $m=3,4,5,7,15$. I don't see why there could be a + in $y\pm \alpha$ ...
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Picard group of an order in an imaginary quadratic field as a quotient of the idele class group

If $K$ is an imaginary quadratic field, then one can show that the orders in $K$ are precisely the rings $\mathbb{Z}+f\mathscr{O}_K$ for $f\geq 1$, where $\mathscr{O}_K$ is the ring of integers of ...
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Compute the Unit and Class Number of a pure cubic field $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt[3]{6})$

Find a unit in $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt[3]{6})$ and show that this field has class number $h=1$. I am done with the first part which is relatively simple: Suppose that $\varepsilon$ is a unit in ...
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An exact sequence in Arakelov theory(A proposition in Algebraic Number Theory by Neukirch)

The following proposition is from Algebraic Number Theory by Neukirch (Proposition 1.11, Chapter 3, p.191), but I doubt that exat sequence. Let $K$ be a number field, $O$ be the ring of integers. And ...
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Ramification of an integral closure of $\mathbb{C}\{z\}$

Let $\mathbb{C}\{z\}$ be the ring of convergent series in one variable over $\mathbb{C}$, $K$ the fraction field of $\mathbb{C}\{z\}$, $E$ a Galois extension of $K$ and $\mathcal{O}_{E}$ the integral ...
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Is there a notion of *p-adic Dedekind Domains*?

As we all know, the ring $Z_p$ can be constructed as the projective limit of the rings $Z/p^{n}Z$. Now is there any generalization such as the p-adic completions of a Dedekind Domain? This might be ...
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A subtle relationship from class field theory

Recently, I consider a problem: Let $E/F$ is a Galois extension of number field, denote the idele group of $E$ (resp $F$) by $I_E$ (resp $I_F$). There is a homomorphism induced by norm map $N_{E/F}$: ...
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Particular determinant made of powers of algebraic numbers is nonzero?

Let $P$ be a degree-two polynomial, with roots $\alpha,\beta$. Is there a simple condition on $P$ (or on $\alpha,\beta$), equivalent to the following : $$ ...
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Prime number theorem for Dedekind domains

Let $\mathscr P\subseteq \mathbb N$ be the set of prime numbers. The prime number theorem tells us that if $\pi(x)=|\{p\in\mathscr P\colon p\leq x\}|$ then $\pi(x)\sim \frac{x}{\log x}$. Now one could ...
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Difficulty of exercises in several books

Since I am teaching myself, I have no idea of the difficulties of exercises in many books. I want to know whether I am not understanding the content of these books if I cannot easily solve the ...
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Isomorphism of algebras $E_v = \prod_{w\mid v} E_w$

I am currently reading the article Bayer–Fluckiger, Eva, B. Nivedita, and Raman Parimala. "Hasse principle for G–quadratic forms." Documenta Mathematica 18 (2013): 383-392. in which there is a ...
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Solve $f(x)\mid g^2(x)+1$ in $\mathbb Z[x]$

We know that if $p\in \mathbb P$ and $p\equiv 1\bmod 4$ then we can find $t\in\mathbb Z$ such that $p\mid t^2+1.$ For what polynomial $f(x)\in \mathbb Z[x]$, we can find $g(x)\in \mathbb Z[x]$ ...
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Modular Functions with Rational Fourier Expansions

I have been reading the paper of Cox, McKay and Stevenhagen "Principal Moduli and Class Fields", http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0311202v1.pdf, and I have a question regarding the nature of the function ...
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Complex multiplication - Ray class fields

I'm pretty new to complex multiplication and am struggling with Corollary 5.20 in Elliptic Curves with Complex Multiplication and the Conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer by Rubin. According to ...
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Is the group of principal ideles closed in the group of finite ideles?

Let $K$ be an algebraic number field. Let $\mathbb{I}$ be the group of ideles and let $\mathbb{I}_f$ be the group of finite ideles. We embed $K^\times$ diagonally in both. It is know that $K^\times$ ...
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Profinite group power map

I am working through some exercises in Neukirch's Algebraic number theory and i need some hints for exercise 1 pg 274, it goes as follows: Let $G$ be a profinite group, show that we can extend the ...
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Using sage to test for squares in residue fields

Let $K$ be a number field, $x \in \mathcal{O}_K$, and $\mathfrak{p} $ a prime of $K$. I want to find out using sage whether or not the reduction of $x$ modulo $\mathfrak{p}$ is a square in the ...
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Ideal theoretic proof of the second inequality of global class field theory

Classically the second(or the first in the old terminology) inequality of global class field theory($≦ [L : K]$, see, for example, the Milne's course note) was proved using Zeta functions and L ...
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Chebotarev help

I'm new user here! I'm stuck on the following and I was wondering if some NT experts can prove some help. Question (from an entrance exam in my country) 5) What is the density of the rational primes ...
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Ideal class groups and extension of number fields

Let $(X, \mathcal{O}_X)$ and $(Y, \mathcal{O}_Y)$ be schemes and $f: X \to Y$ a morphism. By restricting the structure morphism, we get a morphism of sheaves $\mathcal{O}_Y^* \to f_*\mathcal{O}_X^*$. ...
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Prime ideals in galois extensions

This is with reference to proposition 1 in Robert Ash's notes I don't think the Dedekind assumption is necessary. Explicitly, if $A$ is an integral domain with fraction field $K$ and $L/K$ is galois, ...
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Is there an integral domain with a lot of residue fields of the same characteristic?

Is there a commutative integral domain $R$ in which: every nonzero prime ideal $Q$ is maximal, and for every prime power $q\equiv 3 \bmod 8$, there is a maximal ideal $Q$ of $R$ such ...
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primes splitting completely in cyclic extensions

Let $K$ be a quadratic number field. It is a well known result that a prime $p$ splits completely in $K$ if and only if $\left(\frac{d_K}{p}\right)=1$. What about cubic extensions? Can we find ...