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Classification box thought, the examine of abelian extensions of algebraic quantity fields, is likely one of the greatest branches of algebraic quantity concept. It brings jointly the quadratic and better reciprocity legislation of Gauss, Legendre, and others, and enormously generalizes them. a few of its effects (e.g., the Chebotarev density theorem) follow even to nonabelian extensions.

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Is clear. For “=⇒” suppose S K ≺ S E . Note that S K E = S E ∩ S K . 19), δ(S K E ) = δ(S E ∩ S K ) = δ(S K \ S E ) + δ(S E ∩ S K ) = δ(S K ). 1 gives [K E : Q] = [K : Q], whence K E = K and E ⊆ K . 22. 23. 3 to two extensions E and K of an arbitrary number field F using δ F and S K /F , S E/F . ♦ Chapter 3 Ray Class Groups As we have seen in the previous chapter, there are infinitely many primes of Z in an arithmetic progression {a + j m : j ∈ N} whenever (a, m) = 1. This is a theorem about primes of Z, but one may hope to generalize it to prime ideals of O F where F is an algebraic number field.

Now L(s, χ0 ) = 1− p χ0 ( p) ps −1 (1 − p−s ) ζ (s), = p|m so log L(s, χ0 ) ∼ log ζ (s) and we get p≡a(mod m) Letting s → 1+ , we find that Theorem. 1 1 log ζ (s). ∼ s p ϕ(m) 1 p≡a (mod m) p s diverges, which gives Dirichlet’s 5 Dirichlet Density 41 The above reformulation leads naturally to the notion of Dirichlet density. Note that lim+ (s − 1)ζ (s) = 1, and s→1 1 1 1 log ζ (s) = log(s − 1)ζ (s) + log ϕ(m) ϕ(m) s−1 . Hence p−s ∼ p≡a(mod m) 1 1 log . ϕ(m) s−1 Indeed lim+ s→1 p≡a(mod m) p 1 log( s−1 ) −s = 1 .

We say that K is the + if class field over F of P F,m S K /F = {primes p of O F : p splits completely in K /F} + }. ) Example. 3. For F = Q and m = mZ, we have + } = { pZ : p ≡ 1 { pZ : pZ ∈ PQ,m (mod m), p > 0} = { pZ : pZ splits completely in Q(ζm )/Q} = SQ(ζm )/Q . + . Thus K = Q(ζm ) is the class field over Q of PQ,m More generally, we may define the notion of class field for subgroups of I F (m) that + contain P F,m . If m is a non-zero integral ideal of O F , and H satisfies + < H < I F (m), P F,m then we say K is the class field over F of H if K /F is Galois and S K /F ≈ {primes p of O F : p ∈ H}.