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Partial Hasse invariants, partial degrees, and the canonical subgroup


Stephane Bijakowski,
Imperial College, Department of Mathematics, 180 Queen's Gate, London SW7 2AZ UK
Abstract
If the Hasse invariant of a $p$divisible group is small enough,
then one can construct a canonical subgroup inside its $p$torsion.
We prove that, assuming the existence of a subgroup of adequate
height in the $p$torsion with high degree, the expected properties
of the canonical subgroup can be easily proved, especially the
relation between its degree and the Hasse invariant. When one
considers a $p$divisible group with an action of the ring of
integers of a (possibly ramified) finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$,
then much more can be said. We define partial Hasse invariants
(they are natural in the unramified case, and generalize a construction
of Reduzzi and Xiao in the general case), as well as partial
degrees. After studying these functions, we compute the partial
degrees of the canonical subgroup.