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Elliptic Curves and Big Galois Representations

Elliptic Curves and Big Galois Representations

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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521728669

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  • The arithmetic properties of modular forms and elliptic curves lie at the heart of modern number theory. This book develops a generalisation of the method of Euler systems to a two-variable deformation ring. The resulting theory is then used to study the arithmetic of elliptic curves, in particular the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer (BSD) formula. Three main steps are outlined: the first is to parametrise 'big' cohomology groups using (deformations of) modular symbols. Finiteness results for big Selmer groups are then established. Finally, at weight two, the arithmetic invariants of these Selmer groups allow the control of data from the BSD conjecture. As the first book on the subject, the material is introduced from scratch; both graduate students and professional number theorists will find this an ideal introduction. Material at the very forefront of current research is included, and numerical examples encourage the reader to interpret abstract theorems in concrete cases.

    • Self-contained; develops the material from basic level so accessible to first year graduate students
    • Exercises, diagrams and worked examples aid understanding and develop skills
    • Presents material at the very forefront of current research, equipping the reader to understand theorems at the cutting edge
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    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521728669
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 70 b/w illus. 1 table 5 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    List of notations
    1. Background
    2. p-adic L-functions and Zeta-elements
    3. Cyclotomic deformations of modular symbols
    4. A user's guide to Hida theory
    5. Crystalline weight deformations
    6. Super Zeta-elements
    7. Vertical and half-twisted arithmetic
    8. Diamond-Euler characteristics: the local case
    9. Diamond-Euler characteristics: the global case
    10. Two-variable Iwasawa theory of elliptic curves
    A. The primitivity of Zeta elements
    B. Specialising the universal path vector
    C. The weight-variable control theorem
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    Daniel Delbourgo, Monash University, Victoria
    Daniel Delbourgo is Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University in Australia.

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