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Complex Multiplication


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  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521766685

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  • This is a self-contained 2010 account of the state of the art in classical complex multiplication that includes recent results on rings of integers and applications to cryptography using elliptic curves. The author is exhaustive in his treatment, giving a thorough development of the theory of elliptic functions, modular functions and quadratic number fields and providing a concise summary of the results from class field theory. The main results are accompanied by numerical examples, equipping any reader with all the tools and formulas they need. Topics covered include: the construction of class fields over quadratic imaginary number fields by singular values of the modular invariant j and Weber's tau-function; explicit construction of rings of integers in ray class fields and Galois module structure; the construction of cryptographically relevant elliptic curves over finite fields; proof of Berwick's congruences using division values of the Weierstrass p-function; relations between elliptic units and class numbers.

    • An up-to-date treatment including all the most recent results
    • Requisite topics are fully developed by the author
    • Brings together the state of the art in the field of classical complex multiplication
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    '… Complex Multiplication is not just a brilliant and timely monograph but a very well-written and comprehensive compendium of the topics that have interested the author throughout his research career. He has definitely succeeded in translating his rich experience, gained over the years, into a book that is well suited for the independent serious student while being an excellent reference work for the experienced number theorist and a lively celebration of Weber's Lehrbuch der Algebra, one of the great books of mathematics.' Mathematical Reviews

    'This book gives a self-contained exposition of classical complex multiplication together with recent results.' Zentralblatt MATH

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521766685
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Elliptic functions
    2. Modular functions
    3. Basic facts from number theory
    4. Factorisation of singular values
    5. The reciprocity law
    6. Generation of ring class fields and ray class fields
    7. Integral basis in ray class fields
    8. Galois module structure
    9. Berwick's congruences
    10. Cryptographically relevant elliptic curves
    11. The class number formulas of Curt Meyer
    12. Arithmetic interpretation of class number formulas
    Index of notation

  • Author

    Reinhard Schertz, Universität Augsburg
    Reinhard Schertz was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Augsburg in Germany until his retirement in 2008.

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