On the class-number of the maximal real subfield of a cyclotomic field

  • Azizul Hoque
  • Helen K. Saikia
Keywords: Maximal real subeld of cyclotomic eld, real quadratic eld, class numbe

Abstract

For any square-free positive integer m, let H(m) be the class-number of the field Q(ςmm-1 ), where ςm is a primitive m-th root of unity. We show that if m = {3(8g + 5)}2 - 2 is a square-free integer, where g is a positive integer, then H(4m) > 1. Similar result holds for a square-free integer m = {3(8g+7)}2- 2, where g is a positive integer. We also show that nH|(4m) for certain positive integers m and n.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010): 11R29, 11R18, 11R11.

Keywords: Maximal real subeld of cyclotomic field, real quadratic field, class number

Published
2016-11-25
Section
Articles

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