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The Riemann Hypothesis for Function Fields
Frobenius Flow and Shift Operators

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Part of London Mathematical Society Student Texts

  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107685314

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  • This book provides a lucid exposition of the connections between non-commutative geometry and the famous Riemann Hypothesis, focusing on the theory of one-dimensional varieties over a finite field. The reader will encounter many important aspects of the theory, such as Bombieri's proof of the Riemann Hypothesis for function fields, along with an explanation of the connections with Nevanlinna theory and non-commutative geometry. The connection with non-commutative geometry is given special attention, with a complete determination of the Weil terms in the explicit formula for the point counting function as a trace of a shift operator on the additive space, and a discussion of how to obtain the explicit formula from the action of the idele class group on the space of adele classes. The exposition is accessible at the graduate level and above, and provides a wealth of motivation for further research in this area.

    • A graduate-level introduction to an active area of research at the intersection of number theory and non-commutative geometry
    • Describes how ideas from non-commutative geometry could be used to attack the famous Riemann Hypothesis
    • The book provides a basis for further research
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    "This charming book is an attempt to understand some modern approaches to the [Riemann Hypothesis] … This intriguing material is recommended, e.g. for an advanced student seminar."
    Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde

    'This lovely book offers an easy-pace account of the Riemann Hypothesis (RH) for function fields.' Anton Deitmar, Mathematical Reviews

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107685314
    • length: 162 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Valuations
    2. The local theory
    3. The zeta function
    4. Weil positivity
    5. The Frobenius flow
    6. Shift operators
    7. Epilogue
    References
    Notation
    Index.

  • Author

    Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley University
    Machiel van Frankenhuijsen is an Associate Professor at Utah Valley University. His research interests lie in number theory, especially the abc conjecture and the connections between geometry and number theory.

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