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multiplicative character evaluated at -1 (from Ireland and Rosen's number theory book)

I'm self studying from Ireland and Rosen's "A Classical Introduction to Number Theory" Second edition. Near the beginning (page 153 in my book) of Chapter 11 the authors discuss the number of ...
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Proof involving characters

I'm self studying from a Classical Introduction to Modern Number Theory by Ireleand and Rosen. In the exercises for the chapter on Gauss and Jacobi sums I came across this question. Let $\chi$ be a ...
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Number fields containing the values of a character

This is a basic question- Let $K$ be an algebraic number field, $\Gamma$ a finite group, and $R(\Gamma)$ the ring of virtual characters of $\Gamma$ with values in the algebraic closure $\mathbb{Q}^c$ ...
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Computing Brauer characters of a finite group

I am studying character theory from the book "Character Theory of Finite Groups" by Martin Isaac. (I am not too familiar with valuations and algebraic number theory.) In the last chapter on modular ...
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Values of virtual characters

Let $G$ be a finite group. Let $K$ be a number field and $K^c\subset\mathbb{C}$ its algebraic (separable) closure. Denote by $R_G$ the additive group of functions generated by the characters of ...
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Formula for number of solutions to $x^4+y^4=1$, from Ireland and Rosen #8.18.

There is a sequence of three exercise in Ireland and Rosen's Introduction to Modern Number Theory, Chapter 8, page 106. I can do the first two, but can't finish the third. I can include the proofs to ...
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Dirichlet Characters modulo $260$

I want to count the number of Dirichlet characters with given properties: Number of Dirichlet characters modulo $260$ Number of quadratic Dirichlet characters modulo $260$ Number of primitive ...
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Proving that a Dirichlet character $\chi$ must be the Kronecker symbol $\chi_D = \left ( \frac{D}{\cdot} \right )$

I'm stuck trying to prove that a particular Dirichlet Character $\chi$ must be the Kronecker symbol $\chi_D = \left ( \frac{D}{\cdot}\right )$. The context is the following. Let $d$ be a square-free ...
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An exercise involving characters

Suppose $p$ is a prime, $\chi$ and $\lambda$ are characters on $\mathbb{F}_p$. How can I show that $\sum_{t\in\mathbb{F}_p}\chi(1-t^m)=\sum_{\lambda}J(\chi,\lambda)$ where $\lambda$ varies over all ...