# Tagged Questions

A subject that lies at the intersection of algebraic geometry and number theory dealing with varieties, the Mordell conjecture, Arakelov theory, and elliptic curves.

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### Tate conjecture for Fermat varieties

I've been looking at Tate's Algebraic Cycles and Poles of Zeta Functions (hard to find online... Google books outline here) and have a question about his work on (conjecturing!) the Tate conjecture ...
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### What is Spec of the Adeles?

Let $K$ be a global field and $A_K$ the ring of adeles. What are the prime ideals of $A_K$? I have been told that a full proof of this is quite subtle, but have been unable to find a reference ...
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### Prop. 3.2.15 in Liu: Geometrically reduced algebraic variety

I have a problem with proposition 3.2.15 of Algebraic geometry and arithmetic curves of Qing Liu: Let $X$ be an integral algebraic variety over $k$. If $X$ is geometrically reduced then $K(X)$ is a ...
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### Self-Intersection Number $-2$

I am new here, but hopefully you can help me with a concrete problem I have. I try to compute a Self-Intersection Number of a constructed curve in an analytic surface. I know the answer by some ...
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### When does a variety have a point over a finite field for sufficiently large primes p?

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety over the rational numbers. Suppose that $X$ has positive dimension. I would like to say that $X(\mathbb{F}_p)$ is non-empty for sufficiently large primes $p$. One idea ...
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### Computing a contraction of an exceptional divisor.

For a few days, I have been working on the following problem, from Qing Liu's book: Let $\mathcal{O_K}$ be a discrete valuation ring with uniformizing parameter t and residue characteristic $\neq 2,3$...
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### How to compute explicitly the covering map in the modularity theorem?

The modularity theorem (original Shimura-Taniyama-Weil conjecture) asserts the existence of a covering (uniformization) map $\pi:X_0(N) \to E$ for every $E$, an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$...
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### Structure Sheaves of Rigid Analytic Spaces: What is the right Value Category?

Let $K$ be a complete non-archimedean field and let $X$ be an affinoid $K$-space. Then the structure sheaf $\mathcal O_X$ of $X$ is defined first on the "weak Grothendieck topology", ie on affinoid ...
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### Tate curve and cusps

I know this is a naive question, but what is the relation between the Tate curve and cusps on a modular curve? Naive googling seems to suggest that level structures on the Tate curve (up to ...
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### find valuations

consider $f(x)=x^4+5x^3+1$. Let $\alpha$ be a root of this polynomial and consider $K=\mathbb{Q}(\alpha)$. Which are the absolute values on $K$ extending the usual absolute values on $\mathbb{Q}$? Are ...
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### Infinite primes (places) of a number field geometrically

Given a (global) number field $K$, thinking of the affine scheme $\mathrm{Spec}\mathcal{O}_K$ can gige an insight into (at least) some kf the number-theoretic terminology, e.g. ramification or local ...
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### Kummer map and cohomology group for an elliptic curve

Let $E=E_q$ be the Tate ellipitc curve over a finite extension $K$ of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ for a $q$. Let $T$ be its p-adic Tate module. Let $\mathfrak m$ be the maximal ideal in $K$. I saw in this paper (...
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### $E[n]$ is etale locally $(\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z})^2$

I don't think we need the entire setup below (from Katz and Mazur's elliptic curve book, pages 74 and 75), but, as a beginner, I am unable to identify the assumptions I need. Let $S$ be the open ...
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### Application of GRR in number theory

In Neukirch Book Algebraic Number Theory page 254, states the Grothendieck-Riemann Roch-Theorem, but missing of applications. Do you know references for applications for this theorem, or may be ...
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### Where does the terminology “fake/false elliptic curve” come from?

In describing, say, the moduli of Shimura curves, people often refer to "fake" or "false elliptic curves" ("les fausses courbes elliptiques"), which are abelian surfaces whose endomorphism ring is an ...
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### étale cohomology of valuation rings

Let $S$ be the spectrum of a discrete valuation ring (we can assume complete or henselian if necessary). Is it true that the étale cohomology group $H_{et}^2(S,\mathbb{Z})$ is zero?If not in general ...
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### What are the easiest surfaces of general type

The "easiest type" of curves of general type are those of genus two. In this case $\chi(X,\mathcal O_X) = -1$ and $\deg K = 2$, where $K$ is the canonical sheaf. I'm a bit lost when it comes to ...
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### Is there a construction known for associating a K3 surface to a curve or cover of curves

Let $X$ be a curve of genus at least two. Then one can associate an abelian variety to $X$; this is the Jacobian. Let $X\to Y$ be a double cover of curves. Then we can associate an abelian variety to ...
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### What applications does the theory of fibered surfaces have

Let $C$ be a smooth projective connected curve over $\mathbf{C}$. Let $X$ be a curve over the function field of $C$. Arakelov and Parshin proved the Mordell conjecture by considering a model for $X$ ...
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### Is the degree of a Galois morphism bounded by $84(g-1)$

Let $X\to Y$ be a finite morphism which is Galois in the category of smooth projective connected curves over $\mathbf{C}$. Assume $g=g(X) \geq 2$. Is the degree of $X\to Y$ bounded by $84(g-1)$? I ...
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### Does composing the Frobenius with an automorphism give another Frobenius

Let $X_0$ be a variety over $\mathbf{F}_q$. Consider the Frobenius $F_0:X_0\to X_0$. Let $X= X_0\times \bar{\mathbf{F}_q}$ and let $F:X\to X$ be $F_0 \times \textrm{id}$. Let $f:X\to X$ be an ...
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### Why is the trace map on an abelian variety continuous

Let $X$ be a (EDIT) variety with a group structure. For $a\in A$, let $t_a$ be the translation on $X$: $t_a(x) = a+x$. Why is the function $f:X\to \mathbf{C}$ given by f(a) = \sum_{i} (-1)^i \...
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### Minimal resolution of singularities of Fermat curve

Fix a prime number $p$. Let $F$ be the geometrically connected Fermat curve of exponent $p$ over a number field $K$, i.e., $F$ is given by the equation $x^p+y^p = z^p$. Consider the same equation ...
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### places valuations and so on

I am looking for complete references on places, valuations and so on. In particular I need to understand the meaning of "a finite place does not divide a prime number $\ell$" and what is the Frobenius ...
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### What constitutes a good reading course in $p$-adic number theory?

I have had a course in number theory where I studied Marcus and also a course in differential geometry. I have read Koblitz's introductory book on $p$-adic numbers. I am roughly interested in both $p$-...
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### What are some topics of advanced number theory every young geometers should know? (soft question)

By "advanced number theory", I mean topics like arithmetic/Diophantine geometry, modular/automorphic forms and Shimura varieties. I'm interested in derived/non-commutative algebraic geometry, some ...
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### Asking for some exercises to help me understanding abelian varieties better?

I want to study Mumford's Abelian Varieties in the coming winter break. I tried to study it before, but I didn't find my self really understanding(or memorizing) too much. I guess a better and more ...
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### Understanding the Falting's Theorem

I'm an undergraduate student of mathematics, but soon I'll graduate, and as a personal project I want to understand Falting's Theorem, specifically I want to understand Falting's proof; but yet I have ...
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### What would be the most rigorous book to stydy algebraic geometry and arithmetic curves on my own?

I would like to study algebraic geometry and arithmetic curves on my own but are there suggestions where to start? Namely, I like very rigorous way to do mathematics and I was suggested Liu's book "...
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### Deep questions in number theory not accessible by combinatorial results

Number theory and arithmetic geometry were invented to solve many questions about properties of numbers. What are the some of the foundational results or estimates that are accessible to powerful ...
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### another representation of the zeta function of a curve over a finite field

Let $C$ be a non-singular curve over $\mathbb{F}_q$. Denote by $d$ the degree map from the group of divisors to $\mathbb{Z}$ and denote by $P$ the set of prime divisors w.r.t. to the function field. ...
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### What is the relation between the length of period of simple continued fraction expansion of quadratic algebraic numbers and the integer

As we know,$\sqrt{2} = [1;2,2,2,2,…]$; while $\sqrt{14}= [3;1,2,1,6,1,2,1,6…]$,let $L$ the length of period of simple continued fraction expansion of quadratic algebraic numbers be the number of ...
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### What are the branch points of $X(n)\to X(1)$
Let $\Gamma \subset \mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbf{Z})$ be a finite index subgroup. Let $X_\Gamma \to X(1)$ be the corresponding morphism of compact connected Riemann surfaces (obtained by adding the cusps). ...