By Robert B. Ash

ISBN-10: 0486477541

ISBN-13: 9780486477541

The writer presents enough information for college students to navigate the complex proofs of the Dirichlet unit theorem and the Minkowski bounds on point and perfect norms. extra issues contain the factorization of major beliefs in Galois extensions and native in addition to international fields, together with the Artin-Whaples approximation theorem and Hensel's lemma. The textual content concludes with 3 precious appendixes. aimed at arithmetic majors, this path calls for a history in graduate-level algebra and a familiarity with indispensable extensions and localization.

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1 2 CHAPTER 7. CYCLOTOMIC EXTENSIONS Proof. 2), (1 − ζ ) = p = Φpr (1) = ζ ( ζ r 1−ζ )(1 − ζ) = v(1 − ζ)ϕ(p ) 1−ζ where v is a unit in Z[ζ]. The result follows. ♣ We can now give a short proof of a basic result, but remember that we are operating under the restriction that n = pr . 4 Proposition The degree of the extension Q(ζ)/Q equals the degree of the cyclotomic polynomial, namely ϕ(pr ). Therefore the cyclotomic polynomial is irreducible over Q. Proof. 3), (p) has at least e = ϕ(pr ) prime factors (not necessarily distinct) in the ring of algebraic integers of Q(ζ).

If N (I) is prime, then I is a prime ideal. Proof. Suppose I is the product of two ideals I1 and I2 . 7), N (I) = N (I1 )N (I2 ), so by hypothesis, N (I1 ) = 1 or N (I2 ) = 1. Thus either I1 or I2 is the identity element of the ideal group, namely B. Therefore, the prime factorization of I is I itself, in other words, I is a prime ideal. 9 Proposition N (I) ∈ I, in other words, I divides N (I). ] 6 CHAPTER 4. FACTORING OF PRIME IDEALS IN EXTENSIONS Proof. Let N (I) = |B/I| = r. If x ∈ B, then r(x + I) is 0 in B/I, because the order of any element of a group divides the order of the group.

Then (p) = P12 for some prime ideal P1 , and we say that p ramiﬁes in L. We will examine all possibilities systematically. (a) Assume p is an odd prime not dividing m. Then p does not divide the discriminant, so p does not ramify. 2 2 (a1) If m is a quadratic residue mod p, then p splits. √ Say m ≡√n mod p. Then x − m factors mod p as (x + n)(x − n), so (p) = (p, n + m) (p, n − m). (a2) If m is not a quadratic residue mod p, then x2 − m cannot be the product of two linear factors, hence x2 − m is irreducible mod p and p remains prime.

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