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201. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 71)
Splitting patterns and trace forms The splitting pattern of a quadratic form $q$ over
a field $k$ consists of all distinct Witt indices that occur for $q$
over extension fields of $k$. In small dimensions, the complete list
of splitting patterns of quadratic forms is known. We show that
{\it all\/} splitting patterns of quadratic forms of dimension at
most nine can be realized by trace forms.
Keywords:Quadratic forms, Witt indices, generic splitting. Category:11E04 |
202. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 125)
Uniform approximation to Mahler's measure in several variables If $f(x_1,\dots,x_k)$ is a polynomial with complex coefficients, the Mahler measure
of $f$, $M(f)$ is defined to be the geometric mean of $|f|$ over the $k$-torus
$\Bbb T^k$. We construct a sequence of approximations $M_n(f)$ which satisfy
$-d2^{-n}\log 2 + \log M_n(f) \le \log M(f) \le \log M_n(f)$. We use these to prove
that $M(f)$ is a continuous function of the coefficients of $f$ for polynomials
of fixed total degree $d$. Since $M_n(f)$ can be computed in a finite number
of arithmetic operations from the coefficients of $f$ this also demonstrates
an effective (but impractical) method for computing $M(f)$ to arbitrary
accuracy.
Categories:11R06, 11K16, 11Y99 |
203. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 402)
On the Preservation of Root Numbers and the Behavior of Weil Characters Under Reciprocity Equivalence |
On the Preservation of Root Numbers and the Behavior of Weil Characters Under Reciprocity Equivalence This paper studies how the local root numbers and the Weil additive
characters of the Witt ring of a number field behave under
reciprocity equivalence. Given a reciprocity equivalence between
two fields, at each place we define a local square class which
vanishes if and only if the local root numbers are preserved. Thus
this local square class serves as a local obstruction to the
preservation of local root numbers. We establish a set of
necessary and sufficient conditions for a selection of local square
classes (one at each place) to represent a global square class.
Then, given a reciprocity equivalence that has a finite wild set,
we use these conditions to show that the local square classes
combine to give a global square class which serves as a global
obstruction to the preservation of all root numbers. Lastly, we
use these results to study the behavior of Weil characters under
reciprocity equivalence.
Categories:11E12, 11E08 |
204. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 385)
Elliptic units and class fields of global function fields Elliptic units of global function fields were first studied by
D.~Hayes in the case that $\deg\infty$ is assumed to be $1$, and he
obtained some class number formulas using elliptic units. We
generalize Hayes' results to the case that $\deg\infty$ is arbitrary.
Categories:11R58, 11G09 |
205. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 498)
Matrix transformations based on Dirichlet convolution This paper is a study of summability methods that are based
on Dirichlet convolution. If $f(n)$ is a function on positive integers
and $x$ is a sequence such that $\lim_{n\to \infty} \sum_{k\le n}
{1\over k}(f\ast x)(k) =L$, then $x$ is said to be {\it $A_f$-summable\/}
to $L$. The necessary and sufficient condition for the matrix $A_f$ to
preserve bounded variation of sequences is established. Also, the
matrix $A_f$ is investigated as $\ell - \ell$ and $G-G$ mappings. The
strength of the $A_f$-matrix is also discussed.
Categories:11A25, 40A05, 40C05, 40D05 |
206. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 364)
On the non-vanishing of a certain class of Dirichlet series In this paper,
we consider Dirichlet series with Euler products of the form
$F(s) = \prod_{p}{\bigl(1 + {a_p\over{p^s}}\bigr)}$ in $\Re(s) > 1$,
and which are regular in $\Re(s) \geq 1$ except for a pole of
order $m$ at $s = 1$.
We establish criteria for such a Dirichlet series to be non-vanishing
on the line of convergence. We also show that our results
can be applied to yield non-vanishing results for a subclass of the
Selberg class and the Sato-Tate conjecture.
Categories:11Mxx, 11M41 |
207. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 376)
The dual pair $PGL_3 \times G_2$ Let $H$ be the split, adjoint group of type $E_6$ over a $p$-adic field.
In this paper we study the restriction of the minimal representation of
$H$ to the closed subgroup $PGL_3 \times G_2$.
Categories:22E35, and, 50, 11F70 |
208. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 214)
Polynomials of quadratic type producing strings of primes The primary purpose of this paper is to provide necessary and
sufficient conditions for certain quadratic polynomials of negative
discriminant (which we call Euler-Rabinowitsch type), to produce
consecutive prime values for an initial range of input values less than
a Minkowski bound. This not only generalizes the classical work of
Frobenius, the later developments by Hendy, and the generalizations by
others, but also concludes the line of reasoning by providing a
complete list of all such prime-producing polynomials, under the
assumption of the generalized Riemann hypothesis ($\GRH$). We demonstrate
how this prime-production phenomenon is related to the exponent of the
class group of the underlying complex quadratic field. Numerous
examples, and a remaining conjecture, are also given.
Categories:11R11, 11R09, 11R29 |
209. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 72)
Generalized Siegel modular forms and cohomology of locally symmetric varieties We generalize Siegel modular forms and construct an exact sequence
for the cohomology of locally symmetric varieties which plays the
role of the Eichler-Shimura isomorphism for such generalized Siegel
modular forms.
Categories:11F46, 11F75, 22E40 |
210. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 81)
Une caractÃ©risation des corps satisfaisant le thÃ©orÃ¨me de l'axe principal Resum\'e. On caract\'erise les corps $K$ satisfaisant le th\'eor\`eme
de l'axe principal \`a l'aide de propri\'et\'es des formes
carac\-t\'erisation de ces m\^emes corps due \`a Waterhouse,
on retrouve \`a partir de l\`a, de fa\c{c}on \'el\'ementaire,
un r\'esultat de Becker selon lequel un pro-$2$-groupe qui se
r\'ealise comme groupe de Galois absolu d'un tel corps $K$ est
engendr\'e par des involutions.
ABSTRACT. We characterize general fields $K$, satisfying the
Principal Axis Theorem, by means of properties of trace forms of
the finite extensions of $K$. From this and Waterhouse's
characterization of the same fields, we rediscover, in quite an
elementary way, a result of Becker according to which a
pro-$2$-group which occurs as the absolute Galois group of such
a field $K$, is generated by
Categories:11E10, 12D15 |