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The Distribution of the First Elementary Divisor of the Reductions of a Generic Drinfeld Module of Arbitrary Rank |
The Distribution of the First Elementary Divisor of the Reductions of a Generic Drinfeld Module of Arbitrary Rank Let $\psi$ be a generic Drinfeld module of rank $r \geq 2$. We study
the first elementary divisor
$d_{1, \wp}(\psi)$ of the reduction of $\psi$ modulo a prime $\wp$, as $\wp$ varies.
In particular, we prove the existence of the density of the primes $\wp$ for which $d_{1, \wp} (\psi)$ is fixed. For $r = 2$, we also study the second elementary divisor (the exponent) of the reduction of $\psi$ modulo $\wp$
and prove that, on average, it has a large norm. Our work is motivated by the study of J.-P. Serre of an elliptic curve analogue of Artin's Primitive Root Conjecture, and, moreover, by refinements to Serre's study developed by the first author and M.R. Murty.
Keywords:Drinfeld modules, density theorems Categories:11R45, 11G09, 11R58 |
2. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 1155)
The Square Sieve and the Lang--Trotter Conjecture Let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over $\Q$ and without
complex multiplication. Let $K$ be a fixed imaginary quadratic field.
We find nontrivial upper bounds for the number of ordinary primes $p \leq x$
for which $\Q(\pi_p) = K$, where $\pi_p$ denotes the Frobenius endomorphism
of $E$ at $p$. More precisely, under a generalized Riemann hypothesis
we show that this number is $O_{E}(x^{\slfrac{17}{18}}\log x)$, and unconditionally
we show that this number is $O_{E, K}\bigl(\frac{x(\log \log x)^{\slfrac{13}{12}}}
{(\log x)^{\slfrac{25}{24}}}\bigr)$. We also prove that the number of imaginary quadratic
fields $K$, with $-\disc K \leq x$ and of the form $K = \Q(\pi_p)$, is
$\gg_E\log\log\log x$ for $x\geq x_0(E)$. These results represent progress towards
a 1976 Lang--Trotter conjecture.
Keywords:Elliptic curves modulo $p$; Lang--Trotter conjecture;, applications of sieve methods Categories:11G05, 11N36, 11R45 |