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AuthorNeukirch, Jรผrgen. author
TitleClass Field Theory [electronic resource] / by Jรผrgen Neukirch
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1986
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Descript VIII, 142 p. online resource


Class field theory, which is so immediately compelling in its main assertions, has, ever since its invention, suffered from the fact that its proofs have required a complicated and, by comparison with the results, rather imperยญ spicuous system of arguments which have tended to jump around all over the place. My earlier presentation of the theory [41] has strengthened me in the belief that a highly elaborate mechanism, such as, for example, cohomolยญ ogy, might not be adequate for a number-theoretical law admitting a very direct formulation, and that the truth of such a law must be susceptible to a far more immediate insight. I was determined to write the present, new account of class field theory by the discovery that, in fact, both the local and the global reciprocity laws may be subsumed under a purely groupยญ theoretical principle, admitting an entirely elementary description. This deยญ scription makes possible a new foundation for the entire theory. The rapid advance to the main theorems of class field theory which results from this approach has made it possible to include in this volume the most important consequences and elaborations, and further related theories, with the excepยญ tion of the cohomology version which I have this time excluded. This remains a significant variant, rich in application, but its principal results should be directly obtained from the material treated here


I. Group and Field Theoretic Foundations -- ยง 1. Infinite Galois Theory -- ยง 2. Profinite Groups -- ยง 3. G-Modules -- ยง 4. The Herbrand Quotient -- ยง 5. Kummer Theory -- II. General Class Field Theory -- ยง 1. Frobenius Elements and Prime Elements -- ยง 2. The Reciprocity Map -- ยง 3. The General Reciprocity Law -- ยง 4. Class Fields -- ยง 5. Infinite Extensions -- III. Local Class Field Theory -- ยง 1. The Class Field Axiom -- ยง 2. The Local Reciprocity Law -- ยง 3. Local Class Fields -- ยง 4. The Norm Residue Symbol over Qp -- ยง 5. The Hilbert Symbol -- ยง 6. Formal Groups -- ยง 7. Fields of ?n-th Division Points -- ยง 8. Higher Ramification Groups -- ยง 9. The Weil Group -- IV. Global Class Field Theory -- ยง 1. Algebraic Number Fields -- ยง 2. Ideles and Idele Classes -- ยง 3. Galois Extensions -- ยง 4. Kummer Extensions -- ยง 5. The Class Field Axiom -- ยง 6. The Global Reciprocity Law -- ยง 7. Global Class Fields -- ยง 8. The Ideal-Theoretic Formulation of Class Field Theory -- ยง 9. The Reciprocity Law of Power Residues -- V. Zeta Functions and L-Series -- ยง 1. The Riemann Zeta Function -- ยง 2. The Dedekind Zeta Function -- ยง 3. The Dirichlet L-Series -- ยง 4. The Artin L-Series -- ยง 5. The Equality of Dirichlet L-Series and Artin L-Series -- ยง 6. Density Theorems -- Literature

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