Number Fields and Function Fields—Two Parallel Worlds [electronic resource] / edited by Gerard van der Geer, Ben Moonen, René Schoof.
Contributor(s): Geer, Gerard van der [editor.] | Moonen, Ben [editor.] | Schoof, René [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextSeries: Progress in Mathematics: 239Publisher: Boston, MA : Birkhäuser Boston, 2005Description: XIII, 321 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780817644475Subject(s): Mathematics | Algebraic geometry | Number theory | Physics | Mathematics | Algebraic Geometry | Number Theory | Mathematical Methods in PhysicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 516.35 LOC classification: QA564-609Online resources: Click here to access online
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Arithmetic over Function Fields: A Cohomological Approach -- Algebraic Stacks Whose Number of Points over Finite Fields is a Polynomial -- On a Problem of Miyaoka -- Monodromy Groups Associated to Non-Isotrivial Drinfeld Modules in Generic Characteristic -- Irreducible Values of Polynomials: A Non-Analogy -- Schemes over -- Line Bundles and p-Adic Characters -- Arithmetic Eisenstein Classes on the Siegel Space: Some Computations -- Uniformizing the Stacks of Abelian Sheaves -- Faltings’ Delta-Invariant of a Hyperelliptic Riemann Surface -- A Hirzebruch Proportionality Principle in Arakelov Geometry -- On the Height Conjecture for Algebraic Points on Curves Defined over Number Fields -- A Note on Absolute Derivations and Zeta Functions -- On the Order of Certain Characteristic Classes of the Hodge Bundle of Semi-Abelian Schemes -- A Note on the Manin-Mumford Conjecture.
Ever since the analogy between number fields and function fields was discovered, it has been a source of inspiration for new ideas, and a long history has not in any way detracted from the appeal of the subject. As a deeper understanding of this analogy could have tremendous consequences, the search for a unified approach has become a sort of Holy Grail. The arrival of Arakelov's new geometry that tries to put the archimedean places on a par with the finite ones gave a new impetus and led to spectacular success in Faltings' hands. There are numerous further examples where ideas or techniques from the more geometrically-oriented world of function fields have led to new insights in the more arithmetically-oriented world of number fields, or vice versa. These invited articles by leading researchers in the field explore various aspects of the parallel worlds of function fields and number fields. Topics range from Arakelov geometry, the search for a theory of varieties over the field with one element, via Eisenstein series to Drinfeld modules, and t-motives. This volume is aimed at a wide audience of graduate students, mathematicians, and researchers interested in geometry and arithmetic and their connections. Contributors: G. Böckle; T. van den Bogaart; H. Brenner; F. Breuer; K. Conrad; A. Deitmar; C. Deninger; B. Edixhoven; G. Faltings; U. Hartl; R. de Jong; K. Köhler; U. Kühn; J.C. Lagarias; V. Maillot; R. Pink; D. Roessler; and A. Werner.