Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 25 May 2010

CalTitle1: Postgraduate Seminar: Zhang -- L functions, p-adic numbers and the class number formula

Auth: pamelag(.ampgrad;1539.16000)@p80724.pc.maths.usyd.edu.au

We began by a brief introduction on complex L functions and the p-adic number system, followed by examining p-adic L functions. This will be linked back to the analytic class number formula and how it helps with my goal of computing the p part of the class group. The talk will be fairly basic and introductory since the concept is probably unfamiliar to most people, and there won’t be much (if at all) analysis in detail.